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Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement MSc

Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Plant Genetics Crop Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement course is perfect training if you plan to take a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. It’s a unique opportunity to study plant molecular genetics and its potential applications in the 21st century in an environment of academic and research excellence. The School of Biological Sciences (BIO) at UEA runs this course jointly with the John Innes Centre (JIC), which also includes The Sainsbury Laboratory. The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. This means you’ll benefit from a team of teaching staff that includes members of the School of Biological Sciences together with scientists from the John Innes Centre and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK.

In your taught modules you’ll cover subjects including plant molecular genetics and biotechnology, target traits for crop improvement, and plant breeding – as well as learning key transferable skills such as research skills and communication. An important element of the course is the substantial six-month laboratory-based research project that you’ll conduct under the supervision of a member of BIO faculty or a senior scientist at the John Innes Centre. As part of this you’ll submit a dissertation and present a seminar on your research project. You’re ready to specialise in plant genetics and crop improvement at a ground-breaking centre for this highly prized discipline. With this expert, cutting edge training, you’ll have the perfect grounding to move into PhD research or a career in the practical plant breeding.

Different course options

Full time | University of East Anglia UEA | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

The aim of this year-long module is to provide an understanding of the practice of plant breeding and genetics, and to explore the principles and applications of other technologies in the manipulation of traits in crop improvement. The module also covers statistical methods for analysing data from many experiments in plant science and crop improvement providing students with important skills required for the design and analysis of experimental data from their own research project, and for a wide range of research in the future.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£19,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Biological Sciences or Plant Biology.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries, with over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the...more