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MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement

Reino Unido

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¿Qué aprenderé?

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is sustainable food production for a rapidly increasing global population. Achieving this will depend, amongst other things, on our ability to expedite the production of new higher yielding crop varieties that are better adapted to a changing climate, and which will require fewer inputs, such as fertilisers and other chemicals.

You’re ready to specialise in plant genetics and crop improvement at the John Innes Centre (JIC), a ground-breaking institute for research on plant and microbial sciences. With this expert, cutting-edge training, you’ll have the perfect grounding to move onto a PhD, or alternatively into a career within the plant breeding industry.

This MSc enables you to explore the theoretical basis of plant breeding and statistics, plant genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, while at the same time gaining valuable practical experience. You will also receive training in key transferable skills. Alongside your taught modules, you’ll also complete a laboratory-based research project (worth 60 credits), giving you the opportunity to work alongside world-leading scientists at JIC, The Sainsbury Laboratory, the Earlham Institute, or possibly with an industry partner.

The JIC, which is based in the Norwich Research Park, is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. So, there are few better places to study this topic within a world-class teaching and research environment.

Our one-year MSc in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement is perfect training if you plan to study for a further degree in plant genetics, or alternatively, a career in plant breeding and crop improvement. It’s a unique opportunity to study plant molecular genetics and its potential applications in the 21st century, within an environment of academic and research excellence.

JIC is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement. This means you’ll benefit from teaching by research staff at JIC, and a number of leading plant breeding and plant biotechnology companies within the UK.

In your taught modules, you’ll cover subjects including plant molecular genetics and biotechnology, target traits for crop improvement, and plant breeding with statistics – as well as learning key transferable skills such as laboratory research and communication skills. An important element of the course is the substantial six-month laboratory-based research project that you’ll conduct under the supervision of a senior scientist. As part of this you’ll submit a dissertation and present a seminar on your research project. We offer research projects in the following key areas:

Crop plant genetics

Plant biotechnology and crop improvement

Plant genome organisation

Plant-microbe interactions

Cell and developmental biology

Plant gene function

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 within the UK plant breeding industry.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

School of Biological Sciences

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (1 )

Costos de estudio
£23.500,00 (US$ 28.911) por año
Esta es una tarifa fija

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Fecha de inicio

Septiembre 2023

Lugar

University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich Research Park,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ, England

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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University of East Anglia (UEA) es una universidad británica altamente clasificada situada en la vibrante e histórica ciudad de Norwich, Reino Unido.

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