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MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement    Back

University of East Anglia Course Type: Master taught Start Date: September
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom Duration: Full time - 1 Year Fees/total cost: EUR 10,997.61 (GBP 8,150.00) - EUR 24,086.79 (GBP 17,850.00)

Description

The one-year MSc course in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement provides training for students wishing to undertake a further degree in plant molecular genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. The course focuses on plant molecular genetics and its potential applications to crop improvement in the 21st century.

The course is run jointly by the School of Biological Sciences (BIO) at UEA and the John Innes Centre (JIC), which also includes The Sainsbury Laboratory. The John Innes Centre is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. The teaching staff includes members of the School of Biological Sciences together with scientists from the John Innes Centre and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK.

In recent years the career prospects for students with a postgraduate degree in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement have been very good, often leading to a PhD or employment in the plant breeding industry. The course will provide you with a unique opportunity to study plant genetics and crop improvement in an environment of academic and research excellence.

The taught modules cover subjects including plant molecular genetics and biotechnology, target traits for crop improvement, and plant breeding. Training in a number of key transferable skills is also included. You will also undertake a six-month laboratory-based research project under the supervision of a member of BIO faculty or a senior scientist at the John Innes Centre. You will be required to submit a dissertation and present a seminar on your research project.

Research projects are offered in the following areas:

  • Plant genetics
  • Plant biotechnology and crop improvement
  • Plant genome organisation
  • Plant-microbe interactions
  • Cell and developmental biology
  • Plant gene function

Course profile

Compulsory Study (180 credits)

Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:

  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics, 20 credits
  • Laboratory Research Project, 60 credits
  • Plant Breeding, 20 credits
  • Plant Genomics and Biotechnology, 20 credits
  • Practical Skills in Plant Molecular Genetics, 10 credits
  • Research Project Plan, 20 credits
  • Statistics for Plant Science, 10 credits
  • Target Traits for Crop Improvement, 20 credits

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Norwich, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,997.61 (GBP 8,150.00)
Additional Information:
Tuition Fees for 2016/17: Home/EU: Full-time £8,150, Part-time £4,075; If you choose to study part-time, please assume a pro-rata fee for the credits you are taking, or 50% of the equivalent fee per year if you are taking a full-time course on a part-time basis.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Norwich, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 10,997.61 (GBP 8,150.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 24,086.79 (GBP 17,850.00)

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Dr. Colwyn Thomas
Course Organiser
colwyn.thomas@uea.ac.uk
University accredited:
Credits:
90 ECTS
180 CATS
Last update: 20/10/2015
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