Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement (MSc)

We offer one MSc – two career paths; a one-year MSc course in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement, which provides training for students wishing to undertake a PhD in plant molecular genetics, or dive straight into the industry.

Unfortunately, due to Covid, this course has been suspended for the current year. The course is due to run again as normal from October 2021.

The course focuses on plant molecular genetics and potential applications to crop improvement in the context of the 21st century.

In addition to studying core modules, you will undertake a six-month laboratory-based research project under the supervision of either a member of the School of Biological Sciences or a Senior Scientist at the John Innes Centre.

  • Applications for the MSc Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement are currently closed

The course is jointly run by the UEA and the John Innes Centre, and often leads directly to sought after PhD placements around the world or promising employment within the plant breeding industry.