In the last 10-15 years the study of plant sciences has been revolutionised by the development of new tools and technologies which have allowed unprecedented progress in the study of plant biology. This knowledge is increasingly being applied to a diverse range of crop and medicinal plants where it can contribute to development of sustainable solutions to the production of food, raw materials, novel chemicals and fuel.
This course provides training in modern molecular aspects of plant science and is suitable either for those who have done a more organism-based plant biology undergraduate degree or those from a non-plant biosciences background who wish to acquire knowledge and expertise in this area. Topics include: plant cell biology, plant biotechnology, bioimaging and application of bioinformatics to plant sciences. Teaching is delivered by researchers from the University of Leeds' Centre for Plant Sciences.
This programme consists of 180 credits comprising: 55 credits of compulsory core research training modules 85 credits of a compulsory research project 40 credits of compulsory taught specialist plant science and biotechnology modules
Biological Sciences International Scholarships Scheme
Academic criteria: To be awarded as determined by the Faculty International Scholarships Committee. To receive a Faculty of Biological Sciences Scholarship all students must meet all the following conditions: Hold an offer of a study place and commence a programme of study in the Faculty of Biological Sciences in September 2014 and be fully registered on 1st December 2014. Be a self-funded full-time student paying full overseas-rated fees. The scholarship will be paid in the form of a deduction from the tuition fee charged by the University. No separate application is necessary-your application will enable us to consider you for the scholarship.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Faculty of Biological Sciences offers scholarships of £2000 to overseas Masters students commencing a programme of study within the faculty in September 2014. This scheme is open to students of all nationalities. It does not apply to students paying Home/EU fees.
All applicants will be considered via their application to the University. There is no application form.
Applicants should normally apply for a programme of study within the Faculty by 1 June. Late applications may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Tutor.