University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Plant Sciences

Research is carried out on plants at all levels, from molecular to ecological; the main areas of research are: plant biochemistry; whole plant physiology; molecular biology; molecular pathology; molecular virology; epidemiology and modelling; metabolic signalling; vacuole research; signal transduction; stress physiology; quantitative ecology; spatial and temporal spread of diseases; tropical ecology; physiological ecology; in addition to the course fee students may have to pay a college fee.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class Honours degree or overseas equivalent; applicants whose 1st language is not English must demonstrate competence in English (IELTS 7.0 with at least 6.0 in each element; or other acceptable test).

Sponsorship information

Frank Smart Studentship; Departmental hardship fund; CCT; Cambridge Overseas Trust; BBSRC; NERC.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 7,362 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 23,889 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
MPhil Full-time £ 7,035 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MPhil Full-time £ 22,674 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MPhil Part-time £ 2,262 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MPhil Part-time £ 9,288 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge University Cambridge CB2 1TN East of England

Key information

Graduate Admissions