Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, but relevant experience may be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

In the last 10-15 years the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies which have allowed unprecedented progress in the study of plant biology. This knowledge is increasingly being applied to a diverse range of crop and medicinal plants where it can contribute to development of sustainable solutions to the production of food, raw materials, novel chemicals and fuel.

MSc plant science and biotechnology provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and is suitable either for those who have done a more organismbased plant biology undergraduate degree or those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area. Teaching is delivered by researchers from the University of Leeds' Centre for plant sciences.

Topics covered include:

  • Plant cell biology
  • Plant development
  • Plant biotechnology
  • Bioimaging methods
  • Application of bioinformatics to plant science

For more information on studying Plant Science and Biotechnology at Leeds please visit the Graduate School website

Information for international students

The faculty has many years experience welcoming international students. Students must have IELTS 6.5 overall with not less than 6 in any component or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 92, with no less than 21 in listening and reading, 22 in writing, and 23 in speaking.

Fees and funding

Information on fees, funding and finance can be found on our website

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biological Sciences Graduate School
+44 (0)113 343 1418
+44 (0)113 343 4107