Plant Sciences with Placement Year MBiol
This five-year MBiolSci with Placement Year degree allows you to do a year-long, paid work placement between your second and third year. A year of specialist research training completes this advanced course.

You'll pay reduced fees for the year you're on placement. You'll also have regular contact with your tutor and all the support you need from the University. We have a dedicated tutor to help you find a placement, and our Careers Service is on hand to offer support and advice.

We teach plant sciences as an experimental science. We concentrate on rapidly advancing areas such as signalling between plants under stress and pathogen attacks, the contribution of plants to the global carbon cycle and global warming. We examine these issues at many levels including the control and regulation of gene expression, developmental physiology, communities and ecosystems.

Optional modules cover specialist areas such as photosynthesis, global warming and vegetation modelling, climate change and pollution impacts on plant communities. You'll draw on a variety of techniques to investigate molecular biology, genetics, biotechnology, plant-pathogen and plant-symbiont interactions, carnivorous and parasitic plants, conservation and biodiversity.

Your MBiolSci gives you research experience in plant biotechnology, development and global ecosystem processes. You'll work one-to-one with a member of academic staff. The project will build on your in-depth knowledge and skills. It's excellent preparation for a research-related career or higher degree.

Our research spans the globe, from tropical rainforests to subarctic tundra. There are optional field courses available in the Peak District National Park (UK), Anglesey (UK), Ireland, Arctic Sweden, the Mediterranean, Tanzania, and tropical rainforest in Malaysian Borneo.
MBiol Award
Study Mode
4 years Duration
C204 UCAS Code

Entry Requirements For This Course

A*AA, including Biology and a second science

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