Research course

Molecular Plant Sciences

University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

With world-class facilities and lively collaborations, our Institute of Molecular Plant Sciences provides you with the ideal environment in which to pursue postgraduate research. We are the most active university department for plant sciences in the UK, hosting one of the country’s few plant-based research and teaching institutes.

In this programme you will apply multidisciplinary approaches from computational biology, molecular genetics and cell biology and others to an ever-widening range of topics such as plant growth, development and evolution and plant pathogen interactions.

Our research interests span areas such as:

  • developmental biology
  • speciation and natural variation
  • circadian clocks and photobiology
  • bio-imaging
  • biochemistry and cell biology
  • molecular plant pathology.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
+44 (0) 131 650 7366