Taught course

Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for applicants is a UK 2:1 degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or environmental science. Relevant work experience is desirable.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The understanding of plant diversity and resources has never been more important. As we face the unprecedented challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, effective environmental surveillance and conservation depend upon detailed knowledge of plants and their habitats.

This programme aims to equip biologists, conservationists and ecologists with high level skills in pure and applied plant taxonomy. It bridges traditional and modern approaches and provides in-depth knowledge of plant biodiversity and the methods of its investigation.

A key aspect of the programme is the development of research skills and communication through the dissertation and preparation of research reports and presentations.

Fees and funding

NERC studentship. Visit our Scholarships and Student Finance Office at www.scholarships.ed.ac.uk for information about funding opportunities.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Professional practice10

Course contact details

Name
MSc Administrator
Email
btpmsc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 650 8651