Taught course

Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences

Institution
Imperial College London · Plant and Microbial Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

Our minimum requirement is at least a 2:1 UK Honours degree in a science subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This research course focuses on advanced concepts and technologies related to the molecular basis of plant and microbe functions.

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.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Lucy Barron
Email
l.barron@imperial.ac.uk