Taught course

Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences

Institution
Imperial College London · Plant and Microbial Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

The minimum qualification for admission is normally an Upper Second Class (2:1) honours degree in a science-based subject from an UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The backbone of the MRes in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences is a 12-month period of research starting in the first week of October.

It consists of two research projects performed in research groups focusing on plant genetic engineering, plant development, plant molecular biology, proteomics, plant biochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, transcriptomics and bioinformatics.

Career opportunities continue to expand as the potential of plant biotechnology is realised by employers, research companies and governments. A high proportion of our graduates are expected to enter further research leading to a PhD degree. There may be opportunities to join one of the Research Council-funded institutes, which develop and monitor a range of aspects of plant biotechnology.

Some graduates may gain employment in the food industry and agrochemical companies, which are increasingly focused on modern approaches to plant breeding. New developments in biofuels research offer future employment opportunities.

Fees and funding

UK students
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We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Try our scholarships search tool to see what you might be eligible for.

For more information on the Postgraduate Master's Loan scheme and other funding opportunities that are available, please visit our Fees and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment10
Dissertation70 (8000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Colin Turnbull
Email
c.turnbull@imperial.ac.uk