Entry requirements

2:2 (or international equivalent) in any biological, chemical or physical science subject

Months of entry


Course content

This course examines crop improvement through advances in resource use efficiency, and modern crop breeding techniques.

Focusing upon the understanding of plant to crop systems, and with an emphasis on research training, the course is ideally suited to those wishing to pursue careers in research institutes, plant breeding, agro-industry and advance to higher research degree study.

You will have the opportunity to see practical aspects of agriculture in other parts of the UK through visits to growers, farms, research stations and other academic institutions.

The University has one of the largest plant and crop sciences divisions in the UK with 20 permanent academic staff. You will have an exciting opportunity to study with world renowned researchers in this important and rapidly advancing field. There are career opportunities in agro-industry, academia and research institutes.

Specialist facilities include:

  • modern glasshouses
  • controlled environment growth rooms in which plants and tissue cultures can be raised
  • excellent facilities for fieldwork

Information for international students

Masters scholarships are available for international students from a wide variety of countries and areas of study. You must already have an offer to study at Nottingham to apply. Please note closing dates to ensure your course application is submitted in good time.

Information and advice on funding your degree, living costs and working while you study is available on our website, as well as country-specific resources.

Fees and funding

UK/EU students

General information on funding for both research and taught degrees, applicable to UK/HEU students is available on the University's Graduate School pages.

Government loans for masters courses

The Government offers postgraduate student loans for students studying a taught or research masters course. Applicants must ordinarily live in England or the EU. Student loans are also available for students from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559