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A Master in Science is a postgraduate degree that can be pursued after a bachelor’s degree. Usually, an MSc focuses on sciences and mathematics to give students a thorough understanding of a specific topic. It could take one to three years to complete this study.

What is an MSc in Botany? In general, botany is the scientific study of plants. This could include a look at classification, distribution, structure, genetics, physiology or ecology. Some courses might even focus on the plant life in a particular area, geological period or habitat. A Master in Botany often incorporates lab work and research. The required courses for this postgraduate degree will vary based on the specific area of study and the school you wish to attend but could include plant ecology, plant systematics, plant physiology, mycology, developmental plant anatomy and comparative morphology of vascular plants.

The research projects often required during this program can prepare students for work within the scientific field. An MSc in Botany is also beneficial because it can better prepare students to pursue higher education.

The cost of a master’s degree depends on the university, the field of study and the duration of the program. You can learn more about the potential cost by contacting the school, or schools, you are interested in attending.

Once you have earned an MSc in Botany, you could be prepared for a variety of careers. Scholars with this education often go on to work in environmental organizations, with the government, in biotechnology industries and with educational institutions. You might join a research team or take on a teaching role at a university. The exact job you get can depend on your previous work experience and any other education you might have.

Is this the right program for you? Applying is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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3 Results in Botany

Pavol Jozef Safarik University

A graduate of Master study program Botany and Plant Physiology will obtain a widespread foundation of theoretical knowledge in Plant Biology. He or she will also receive ... [+]

A graduate of Master study program Botany and Plant Physiology will obtain a widespread foundation of theoretical knowledge in Plant Biology. He or she will also receive training in research methodology (developing of experimental design in the field and in laboratory settings, field work, biotechnology, analytical methods – karyotyping, chemical analysis of plants, enzymology, and others).

A graduate will experience research result presentation at the scientific meetings and in the publications. He or she will be able to continue education at the Ph.D. level in the field of Botany, Plant Physiology and similar fields. He or she can be employed in the laboratories at the universities, research institutes, agricultural companies or environmental protection agencies.... [-]

Slovakia Košice
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The primary purpose of the MSc in Botany minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requ ... [+]

The primary purpose of the MSc in Botany minor-dissertation with coursework is to provide students with specialised advanced education and training while meeting the requirements of a specific research component so that students can master the required experimental and technological skills and necessary fieldwork competencies such as innovation, decision-making, strategic thinking and organizational skills. A minor-dissertation with coursework MSc in Botany consists of a minimum of 120 credits of research at level 8 in the form of a research project, written up as a minor-dissertation.

The degree demands a high level of intellectual and theoretical knowledge and insight into problems related to the field of study and of critical reasoning, formulation, analysis and evaluation of a specific problem in the field of study.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2019
Full-time
2 semesters
Campus
University of Kent, School of Anthropology & Conservation

Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significa ... [+]

Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance.

Overview

Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and practices, how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge.

This programme combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, biodiversity management, and climate change science. It also covers medicinal plant use and ethnopharmacology, plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany. Students will receive practical training in mixed methods and learn to conduct interdisciplinary research in Ethnobotany, in preparation for doctoral research or a career in related fields.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus