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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Biological Sciences

  • Start Date

    October

  • Course Duration

    1 year

  • Course Type

    MRes

  • Course Fees

    For up-to-date information about fees please visit our website: website

  • Last Updated

    27 May 2018

Course Content

Course content

This research course focuses on advanced concepts and technologies related to the molecular basis of plant and microbe functions.

The backbone of the MRes in Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences is a 12-month period of research starting in the first week of October.

It consists of two research projects performed in research groups focusing on plant genetic engineering, plant development, plant molecular biology, proteomics, plant biochemistry, plant-microbe interactions, transcriptomics and bioinformatics.

Career opportunities continue to expand as the potential of plant biotechnology is realised by employers, research companies and governments. A high proportion of our graduates are expected to enter further research leading to a PhD degree. There may be opportunities to join one of the Research Council-funded institutes, which develop and monitor a range of aspects of plant biotechnology.

Some graduates may gain employment in the food industry and agrochemical companies, which are increasingly focused on modern approaches to plant breeding. New developments in biofuels research offer future employment opportunities.

Further information

For full information on this course, including how to apply, see: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/life-sciences/molecular-plant-microbial-sciences/

If you have any enquiries you can contact our team at:


Visit the Molecular Plant and Microbial Sciences (MRes) page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

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