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Study mode

Full time

Duration

3 years

Start date

JAN

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Botany Science

Course type

Research

Course Summary

The aim of PhD training is to develop both a deep theoretical and practical understanding through research into aspects of Plant Sciences, augmented by appropriate lecture courses delivered within the Department, or more generally across the Graduate School of Life Sciences.

The course provides training in a wide range of disciplines, which can include plant genetic engineering, plant development, plant molecular biology, plant biophysics, plant biochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, algal microbiology, plant ecology, crop biology, plant virology, plant epigenetics, epidemiology, plant taxonomy, plant physiology, eco-physiology and bioinformatics.

Having identified a research area of interest and contacted the appropriate supervisor, the first stage in developing an application should be to draft an appropriate research summary of the training to be undertaken.

PhD students must submit a thesis for examination within the maximum period of their study, although we encourage students and their supervisors to complete the thesis and submit within the normal period of support allowed by a particular programme (ranging from three to four years).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,589

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£30,813

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2.1 Honours Degree.