University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants

This programme aims to equip biologists, conservationists and ecologists with high level skills in pure and applied plant taxonomy; it bridges traditional and modern approaches and provides in-depth knowledge of plant biodiversity and the methods of its investigation. A key aspect of the programme is the development of research skills and communication through the dissertation and preparation of research reports and presentations.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for applicants is a UK 2.1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or environmental science; relevant work experience is desirable; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: conservation and sustainability; taxonomy and plant collections; biodiversity of angiosperms; evolution of cryptogams and fungi; evolution of angiosperms; plant geography; phylogenetics and population genetics; biodiversity of cryptogams and fungi.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Whole course (England) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 651 7052