Masters degrees in Plant Cell Science are concerned with the cellular organisations and functions in plants, particularly at the molecular level.
Taught MSc courses are typical in this field, though research-based MRes and MPhil courses may also be available.
Plant Cell Scientists have many different job roles, as their work is used in a variety of areas. Typically, work could include taxonomy (identifying and classifying), recording and monitoring plant species, as well as understanding their growth and how to improve it, or studying the effects of the environment on plant life.
You will receive practical training in methods of DNA recombination and repair mechanisms, cell imaging, experimental growing, pest control and lab testing. This experience will be further developed through research projects and academic writing.
Your experience would make you suitable for roles in horticulture, either as a horticultural scientist or manager of botanical gardens. You may branch into conservation, working for environmental organisations, forestry services and specialised agencies. Design and production positons in the agricultural, medical, biotechnological, and pharmaceutical industries are also possible.