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Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences MRes

Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences MRes

Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Plant Biotechnology Molecular Biology Botany

Course type


Course Summary

This research course focuses on advanced concepts and technologies related to the molecular basis of plant and microbe functions. It consists of two research projects performed in research groups focusing on plant genetic engineering, plant development, plant molecular biology, proteomics, plant biochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, transcriptomics and bioinformatics. Career opportunities continue to expand as the potential of plant biotechnology is realised by employers, research companies and governments. A high proportion of our graduates are expected to enter further research leading to a PhD degree. There may be opportunities to join one of the Research Council-funded institutes, which develop and monitor a range of aspects of plant biotechnology. Some graduates may gain employment in the food industry and agrochemical companies, which are increasingly focused on modern approaches to plant breeding. New developments in biofuels research offer future employment opportunities. Assessment involves the following: Individual research project report; Presentations and Viva.

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Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Research project 1 - Core
Research project 2 - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in science subject.