University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Molecular Plant Sciences

This programme provides students with the ideal environment in which to pursue postgraduate research; students apply multidisciplinary approaches from computational biology, molecular genetics and cell biology and others to an ever-widening range of topics such as plant growth, development and evolution and plant pathogen interactions. Students are able to choose from a broad range of topics, applying multidisciplinary approaches, from computational biology to molecular genetics and cell biology, and to subjects ranging from plant growth, development and evolution to plant pathogen interactions and biotechnology.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject; typically, candidates have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some research experience; to discuss their PhD proposal, applicants should identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences; 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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years
PhD Part-time £ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7366