University of Reading

University of Reading

Plant Diversity

* Designed to deepen your understanding of the diversity of plants and their importance * Taught by staff from academia and industry * Emphasises hands-on experience with plants, so theoretical understanding is matched by practical skills including plant identification * Excellent record of graduates going on to higher (research) degrees or employment in the sector **Biological Sciences at Reading** Learn from enthusiastic and friendly academics with a real passion for their subject. You will be able to draw on their experience, gained from years of teaching and research in both biomedical and evolutionary biology/ecology. We emphasise cross-disciplinary and quantitative approaches to research. Our interests span the broad scope of modern biology, from individual molecules to global biodiversity and sustainability. As a student in our School, you will benefit from access to our outstanding research and teaching facilities. These include the Cole Museum of Zoology and the Herbarium, which contain over 4,000 zoological specimens and around 300,000 plant specimens. Additionally, we have a range of modern, well-equipped laboratories. These include automated DNA sequencers and real-time PCR machines for molecular work; a state-of-the-art imaging suite with confocal and super-resolution microscopes; dedicated microbiology laboratories for the study of bacteria and viruses; excellent computing facilities for computer-intensive work in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, protein structure, evolution and population biology; and controlled environment suites for the study of invertebrates and plants.

Course modules

* Diversity and identification of plants * Vegetation survey and assessment * Geographic information systems for Wildlife Managers * Field trips * Vegetation History and archaeobotany

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 9,000 per Whole course (Home/EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 19,350 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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