Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Sustainable Plant Health

Scotland's Rural College · Department of Agriculture

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (first or 2:1), or equivalent in a related subject. Evidence of proficiency in English must be provided by those for who English is not their first language (IELTS 7.0 or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme aims to introduce students to the concepts of plant health in a broad sense within the context of the increasing demand for sustainable solutions to maintaining global food supply and ecosystem integrity. Students are given opportunities to develop skills in the detection and identification of plant health issues, which will include laboratory and field studies. Students will be provided with the tools to conduct and understand plant health evaluation and the development of appropriate management strategies. These key outcomes will contribute to the development of an understanding of the importance of plant health in a sustainable approach to food production and ecosystem management.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Dr Mark Hocart