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Masters degrees in Agricultural Botany provide advanced study of topics in crop cultivation, through analysis of a plant’s physiological properties and ecology, sustainability, and wider economic importance.
Specialisms include topics such as Plant Breeding, Plant Science and Horticulture. Entry requirements will normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as Biology, Chemistry, or Environmental Science.
Masters degrees in Botanical Agriculture provide you with specialist knowledge of various aspects of plant breeding, with techniques such as genetic modification used to establish crops with higher yield and better natural resistance to factors such as environment and disease. You may opt to specialise in plant nutrition, the development of natural pesticides, the benefits of entomological inputs, and post-harvest physiology.
With this specialist knowledge, you can expect to pursue careers in agribusiness, government organisations, and commercial production and distribution management. You could even pursue roles in conservation and wildlife management.
Masters degrees in this subject are excellent preparation for further research at PhD level. You could branch into taxonomy, toxicology, or even paleobotany (the study of fossilised plant remains).
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