MSc Plant Diversity
Broaden your understanding of the vibrant world of plants with this highly respected master's degree.
This unique course is designed to give you expertise in the diversity and the importance of plants to the world. Working with a small group of fellow students, you will be taught by academic experts and industrial professionals to maximise your theoretical and practical knowledge.
What you'll learn
You will learn to identify and recognise the diversity of plant life in the laboratory and the field. Practical skills such as vegetation survey and assessment and geographic information systems are taught as part of this course. You will also have the opportunity to learn professional skills to ensure that you can enter a wide range of careers.
Diversity and identification of plants
Vegetation survey and assessment
Geographic information systems for wildlife managers
UK field courses
Plant diversity research project
Vegetation history and archaeobotany
How you'll learn
This course emphasises a hands-on approach to learning. You will learn in the University's own botanical gardens and herbarium as well as on visits to sites such as the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, RHS Garden Wisley and various nature reserves. You will also receive lectures from leading academics in the field, and undertake an individual project to hone your research skills.
This master's course is geared towards giving you the best career options. Having learned professional skills, lab techniques and practical methodology, you will be able to go into fields including botany, conservation, biology, project management and ecological consultancy. There are numerous pathways into both the private and the public sector for plant scientists.
This course will also allow you to go on to doctoral study and begin a career in research.
A CLOSER LOOK AT THE COURSE
If you would like to find out more details about what you will learn from this course, please take a look at the in-depth specifications provided.
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