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. So 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 Institute for Sustainable Food, where our world-class research expertise spans topics including plant development, plant biotechnology, soil health, genomics, food security, sustainable agriculture, photosynthesis, plant-microbe interactions, plant immunology, and climate change biology, allowing you to examine the effects of past, present and future climates on plants and the wider environment.

It is 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.

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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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