Taught course

Plant and Microbial Biology

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Plants and microbes are fundamental to food security, as well as being central to global ecosystems. At Sheffield we study them from every angle: from the molecular level up to whole organisms, in the context of ecosystems, industry and major global challenges.

Sheffield is home to the Plant Production and Protection (P3) global centre of excellence for translational plant science, allowing students on this course to examine the effects of past, present and future climates on plants and the wider environment.

Our links with external collaborators also make it possible for students with a particular interest in agricultural or horticultural research to complete their MRes project at Enza Zaden in the Netherlands or Rothamsted Research in the UK.

Your training will take place through:

  • Working in a research laboratory or on a field-based research project
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups
  • Attendance at seminars
  • Statistics and other workshops

Assessment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Project report
  • Literature review
  • Critiques
  • Short reports and essays
  • Oral presentations including a viva

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0123