Taught course

Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement

Institution
University of East Anglia · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Degree Subject Biological Sciences or Plant Biology

Degree Classification Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Alternative Qualifications Candidates with other experience, such as employment within a plant breeding company or relevant research experience, will also be considered.

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Months of entry

September

Course content

You’re ready to specialise in plant genetics and crop improvement at a ground-breaking centre for this highly prized discipline. With this expert, cutting edge training, you’ll have the perfect grounding to move into PhD research or a career in the practical plant breeding.

This MSc enables you to explore genetics, plant genomics, plant molecular genetics and statistics for plant science, in addition to training valuable transferable skills. Alongside your taught modules, you’ll also work on a laboratory-based research project (worth 60 credits), giving you the opportunity to work closely with world-leading scientists at the John Innes Centre or a relevant industry partner. The John Innes Centre – based on Norwich Research Park alongside UEA – is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement, so there are few places in the world where you’ll find a better opportunity to work with such leading authorities and world-class facilities.

Our one-year MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement course is perfect training if you plan to take a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. It’s a unique opportunity to study plant molecular genetics and its potential applications in the 21st century in an environment of academic and research excellence.

The School of Biological Sciences (BIO) at UEA runs this course jointly with the John Innes Centre(JIC), which also includesThe Sainsbury Laboratory. The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. This means you’ll benefit from a team of teaching staff that includes members of the School of Biological Sciences together with scientists from the John Innes Centre and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK.

Information for international students

For more information for international students, please go to UEA’s website.

Fees and funding

Find out more about UEA’s funding options.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Office
Email
admissions@uea.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1603 591515