University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Crop Improvement

This course examines crop improvement through advances in resource use efficiency, and modern crop improvement and breeding techniques; focusing on the understanding of plant to crop systems, and with an emphasis on research training, the course is suitable for those wishing to pursue careers in research institutes, plant breeding, agro-industry and advance to higher research degree (PhD) study; whilst the course is based at the School of Biosciences, Sutton Bonington Campus, students have an opportunity to see practical aspects of agriculture in other parts of the UK through visits to growers, farms, research stations and other academic institutions.

Entry requirements

2.2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. Applicants holding other qualifications may also be accepted. English language requirements: IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in any element).

Course modules

Modules: genetic improvement of crop plants (20 credits); resource capture by crops (10 credits); principles of crop science (10 credits); fundamental and applied aspects of plant genetic manipulation (10 credits); plant genetic manipulation: practical techniques (10 credits); statistics and experimental design for bio-scientists (10 credits); plant biotechnology (20 credits); crop research techniques (10 credits); current issues in crop science (10 credits); integrated disease management (10 credits); research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,300 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,630 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 12,870 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,420 per Whole course (England) 9 months

Campus details

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

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