University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Plant Genetic Manipulation

This course provides students with the theory and practical skills of plant genetic manipulation relevant to plant biotechnology, plant breeding and genome research. A series of off-site visits also provides information on the latest technologies and research allied to plant improvement and provides an insight as to how the agricultural and horticultural industries are utilising these technologies.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Course modules

Compulsory modules: plant genetic manipulation: practical techniques; fundamental and applied aspects of plant genetic manipulation; sex, flowers and biotechnology; plant biotechnology (including site visits); genetic improvement of crop plants; statistics and experimental design for bioscientists; basic introduction to omic technologies; research project 1 (preparation); research project 2. Plus 2 from: plant cell signalling; dissertation 2: plant genetic manipulation (preparation); advanced omics and practical.

Assessment methods

Assessment includes a research project.

Sponsorship information

Possibility some European and University bursaries may be available.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

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