Why this MSc?
See our page at http://www.nri.org/study-with-us/postgraduate/msc-applied-plant-science
Experts in plant sciences are increasingly needed by businesses worldwide, in research and innovation, in governments and agencies. This degree programme will give you:
• Broad research- and business-led course content
• The opportunity to undertake a research project relevant to your own interests and career
• A route to study the full MSc in one year, or individual courses for continuing professional development
You will be taught by staff who have extensive experience working in and applying plant science, in commerce, industry, and governance. You will undertake field trips and external research placements which will provide you with practical experience and employment opportunities.
Where will I study?
You will be based at the University of Greenwich Chatham Maritime campus, where you will benefit from the expert knowledge within the Natural Resources Institute, a multidisciplinary center of excellence with an established reputation for high-quality research and training in support of global food security and sustainable development. You will also gain practical skills at Hadlow College, Kent, and at research institutes and other business settings.
The programme will include:
a thorough practical and theoretical grounding in:
- The science of plant biology and its application in the commercial and research arena
- The practicalities of horticulture and agriculture technologies
- The commercial aspects of this business area, including the planning, execution, and evaluation of trials to exploit and develop novel approaches, practices, and crops
What will you study?
You will study four core courses and 45 credits chosen from a range of options as indicated below. Please note that it may not be possible to run all the option courses listed here in any given year but INDIVIDUAL COURSES CAN BE MADE AVAILABLE FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT as well as within the full-time 1 year MSc.
- Molecular and Plant Biology Principles for Crop Improvement (30 credits) - Research Methods in Plant Science (15 credits) - Plant Growth and Cropping Technology (30 credits) - Independent Research Project (60 credits)
- Agroforestry (15 credits) - Agronomy and Crop Physiology (15 credits) - Applications and Aspects of Commercial Crop Science (30 credits) - Planning for Personal and Professional Development (15 credits) - Plant Disease Management (15 credits) - Postharvest Technology of Fruit and Vegetables (45 credits)