Taught course

Plant Diversity

Institution
University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree in botany, biology or environmental science (or equivalent from a university outside the UK).

Months of entry

September

Course content

* Designed to deepen your understanding of the diversity of plants and their importance
* Taught by staff from academia and industry
* Emphasises hands-on experience with plants, so theoretical understanding is matched by practical skills including plant identification
* Excellent record of graduates going on to higher (research) degrees or employment in the sector

About the Department

Learn from enthusiastic and friendly academics with a real passion for their subject. You will be able to draw on their experience, gained from years of teaching and research in both biomedical and evolutionary biology/ecology.

We emphasise cross-disciplinary and quantitative approaches to research. Our interests span the broad scope of modern biology, from individual molecules to global biodiversity and sustainability.

As a student in our School, you will benefit from access to our outstanding research and teaching facilities. These include the Cole Museum of Zoology and the Herbarium, which contain over 4,000 zoological specimens and around 300,000 plant specimens.

Additionally, we have a range of modern, well-equipped laboratories. These include automated DNA sequencers and real-time PCR machines for molecular work; a state-of-the-art imaging suite with confocal and super-resolution microscopes; dedicated microbiology laboratories for the study of bacteria and viruses; excellent computing facilities for computer-intensive work in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, protein structure, evolution and population biology; and controlled environment suites for the study of invertebrates and plants.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

UK students
£9,000
International students
£19,350

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Global Recruitment Team
Email
student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk