University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Plant and Microbial Biology

Plants and microbes are fundamental to food security, as well as being central to global ecosystems. At Sheffield we study them from every angle: from the molecular level up to whole organisms, in the context of ecosystems, industry and major global challenges. Sheffield is home to the Plant Production and Protection (P3) global centre of excellence for translational plant science, allowing students on this course to examine the effects of past, present and future climates on plants and the wider environment. Our links with external collaborators also make it possible for students with a particular interest in agricultural or horticultural research to complete their MRes project at Enza Zaden in the Netherlands or Rothamsted Research in the UK. Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.

Entry requirements

Master of Research - MRes: At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project). English language requirements: Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include: a project report, literature review, critiques, short report and essays, and oral presentations including a viva.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Master of Research - MRes Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

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Key information

Contact: 
Animal and Plant Sciences - Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Telephone number: 
01142220123