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Plant Science and Biotechnology MSc

University of Leeds Faculty of Biological Sciences

Full time September MSc

About the course


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 (CPS) linked to the latest research in their areas of expertise.

You’ll explore the wide ranges of approaches used in biomolecular sciences as applied to plant science. This will cover theory and practice of recombinant DNA and protein production, bioimaging using our confocal microscope suite, practical bioinformatics and theories behind ‘omic technologies.

The course is 100% coursework assessed (although some modules have small in course tests). Our teaching and assessment methods are designed to develop your independent thinking, problem solving, communication skills and

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:1 (hons) in a subject that has covered the cellular and molecular basis of life such as: Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information please contact the Faculty of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Admissions Team.

Where is University of Leeds


Student Profile(s)

Rachel Hubbard

The course stood out as being ideal for me, because it offered a unique combination of both broad spectrum biotechnology principles coupled with my more specific area of interest, plant science.

I wanted to develop and build on the broad foundation that my undergraduate degree gave me by completing a more specific Masters course, and the university has a great reputation for biological sciences and research. I really liked the fact that the course would be taught using a variety of teaching methods and assessments, as I knew I would be developing a whole suite of skills during my time here.

I really enjoyed learning about the cutting-edge research being undertaken by staff at the university, as well as having the opportunity to take part in the research being conducted through my final project. I have also enjoyed furthering my understanding of the broad spectrum of biomolecular technologies available through lab-based practicals, computer sessions, demonstrations, tutorials and lectures.

One highlight of the course for me was having the opportunity to take part in current research within the Centre for Plant Science at FBS, in the form of my research project. Overall, the higher level of study and smaller course size compared to undergraduate level allowed a more personal style of teaching that was conducive to learning and understanding.

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