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Masters degrees in Botany train postgraduates in the purpose of plant classification, including an understanding of their physiology and structure through identification and taxonomy. Consideration is also given to plant ecology, the biosphere, and economic importance.
Programmes in this field are typically taught MSc courses, though research oriented MRes and MPhil courses may also be available at some institutions.
Courses in this area offer a wide range of specialisations, including Ethnobotany, Systematic Botany, Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement. A mixture of practical training, academic study and fieldwork will be offered on most courses.
For example, you will likely study topics such as conservation science, biodiversity management, and consumption, exploring these practically through lab testing, experimental growing, molecular methods and geographic information systems (GIS). You will also explore the commercial and business practices within the field, including environmental law and policy, as well as public health and risk management.
Careers may be highly varied depending on your interests. You may wish to branch into agriculture, conservation and wildlife management, or environmental consultancy and policy making for government agencies and NGOs.
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Ethnobotany is an increasingly important subject. It is essentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance. Read more
The understanding of plant diversity and resources has never been more important. As we face the unprecedented challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, effective environmental surveillance and conservation depend upon detailed knowledge of plants and their habitats. Read more
The Department of Plant Sciences is an outstanding University Centre for research in plant and microbial sciences. It offers unrivalled research and training opportunities in the following areas of plant and microbial science. Read more
This course offers advanced training for biological, chemical and physical scientists (pure and applied) for careers in the pharmaceutical, food/nutrition, health-care, biomedical, oil and other important industries or as a basis for entry to MRes or PhD. Read more
Overview. Our one-year MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement course is perfect training if you plan to take a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. Read more
This multidisciplinary course will equip you with the skills to tackle the problems that lie at the interface between plant and physical science, on a molecular level. Read more
This course will give you specialist training in the modern molecular aspects of plant science. A large part of your teaching will be delivered by academics from the University’s Centre for Plant Sciences (. Read more
Our established programme in Biotechnology, which has been extensively updated, includes a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques and how biotechnology can be used by today's society. Read more
Based both on Russian academic traditions and global best practices, Skoltech offers world-class interdisciplinary training and research, industrial and entrepreneurial experience.
The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) offers a large number of Master's programmes(overseen by our Graduate School of Science and Engineering).
KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.
We offer taught MSc courses in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering management, oil, gas and shipping, and mechanical engineering.
Each graduate program in the College of Arts and Sciences offers a limited number of partial scholarships. Program Scholarships range from $1,000 to $15,000
Choosing the right postgraduate programme is a key step in developing your career prospects and building specialist knowledge in your chosen subject area.