University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Plant Science and Biotechnology

In the past 10 to 15 years, the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies, which have allowed unprecedented progress in this field. 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. Our MSc Plant Science and Biotechnology degree provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and its application to plant biotechnology. While we are happy to consider those who have done a more organism-based plant biology undergraduate degree, we do expect some fundamental knowledge of the cellular and molecular basis of life, so make sure you provide this information in your application or contact us to discuss your suitability. We will also consider those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area; again contact us to discuss your suitability. Teaching is delivered by researchers from the University of Leeds' Centre for Plant Sciences. Topics covered include: plant cell biology; plant development; plant biotechnology; bioimaging methods; and application of bioinformatics to plant science. Overall, you will study core research training modules, specialist plant science and biotechnology taught modules, and undertake an independent research project.

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Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 1 years

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

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Biological Sciences
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0113 343 1418