Taught course

Ethnobotany

Institution
University of Kent · School of Anthropology and Conservation
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (2.1 or above) in anthropology, botany, biology, environmental studies, environmental science, geography or similar.

All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and practices, how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge.

This programme combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, biodiversity management and climate change science. It also covers medicinal plant use and ethnopharmacology, plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany. Students will receive practical training in mixed methods and learn to conduct interdisciplinary research in Ethnobotany, in preparation for doctoral research or a career in related fields.

The programme is partnered with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, Botanical Gardens Conservation International, The Eden Project and The UCL School of Pharmacy.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £9,570
International students
Full time: EU £9,570 Non EU £18,400

Please visit our funding web pages for the most current opportunities

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Rajindra Puri
Email
R.K.Puri@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823148