University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Plant Science and Biotechnology

In the last 10-15 years the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies which have allowed unprecedented progress in the study of plant biology; this knowledge is increasingly being applied to a diverse range of crop and medicinal plants where it can contribute to development of sustainable solutions to the production of food, raw materials, novel chemicals and fuel; this course provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and is suitable either for those who have done a more organism-based plant biology undergraduate degree or those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area; topics include; plant cell biology, plant biotechnology, bioimaging and application of bioinformatics to plant sciences; teaching is delivered by researchers from the University of Leeds' Centre for Plant Sciences.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, but relevant experience may be taken into account. GCSE English language grade C (or above) or an equivalent recognised English language qualification e.g. IELTS: 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in listening, reading, speaking and writing.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Biological Sciences Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
0113 343 1418