This programme is offered either full and part time basis
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.
Degree Subject: Biological Sciences or Plant Biology
Degree Classification: Good first degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
Alternative Qualifications: Candidates with other experience, such as employment within a plant breeding company or relevant research experience, will also be considered.
Compulsory Study (180 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:
GENETICS, GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS
LABORATORY RESEARCH PROJECT
PLANT GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS
RESEARCH PROJECT PLAN
STATISTICS FOR PLANT SCIENCE
TARGET TRAITS FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT
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