A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You should have some research experience and be able to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the field you propose to study.
All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.
Months of entry
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’re one of the most active university departments for plant sciences in the UK, hosting one of the country’s few plant-based research and teaching institutes.
Each of our 11 research groups makes vital contributions to new discoveries. You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of topics, applying multidisciplinary approaches – from computational biology to molecular genetics and cell biology – and to subjects ranging from plant growth, development and evolution to plant pathogen interactions and biotechnology.
We offer a wide range of research interests, including plant biotechnology, developmental biology; speciation and natural variation (making use of our strong connections with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh); circadian clocks and photobiology; bio-imaging; biochemistry and cell biology; and molecular plant pathology.
Information for international students
To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Programme Administrator
- +44 (0)131 650 7366