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PLANT GENETICS AND CROP IMPROVEMENT (PART TIME)

University of East Anglia
In Norwich

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Typology Postgraduate
Location Norwich
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Description

OVERVIEW
The 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 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

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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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Norwich
University Of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ, Norfolk, England
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· Requirements

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS 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. Students for whom English is a Foreign language We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS:...

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Course programme

COURSE MODULES
Year 1
Year 2
Compulsory Study (100 credits)
Disclaimer
Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

Compulsory Study (100 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:
Name Code Credits
GENETICS, GENOMICS AND BIOINFORMATICS
BIO-7012A
20
PLANT BREEDING
BIO-7003A
20
PLANT GENOMICS AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
BIO-7001B
20
PRACTICAL SKILLS IN PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICS
BIO-7015Y
10
STATISTICS FOR PLANT SCIENCE
BIO-7016Y
10
TARGET TRAITS FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT
BIO-7002B
20

Compulsory Study (80 credits)
Students must study the following modules for 80 credits:
Name Code Credits
LABORATORY RESEARCH PROJECT
BIO-7033X
60
RESEARCH PROJECT PLAN
BIO-7014B
20

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2017

Additional information

SHARE THIS COURSE BACK TO SEARCH ASK A QUESTION APPLY This MSc takes advantage of our unique expertise in Plant Genetics to provide expert, cutting-edge training in a highly prized discipline. The degree provides an ideal grounding for PhD research or a career in plant breeding and crop improvement with modules including Genetics, Plant Genomics, Plant Molecular Genetics and Statistics for Plant Science. Your taught modules will be complemented by a six-month laboratory-based research project, giving you the opportunity to work closely with world-leading scientists from the John Innes Centre and our School of Biological Sciences. The John Innes Centre – based on Norwich Research Park alongside UEA – is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement, so there are few places in the world where you’ll find a better opportunity to work with such leading authorities and world-class facilities. DOWNLOAD SCHOOL BROCHURE