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.

Applications for autumn 2022 entry are currently open – Apply here 

This one year Postgraduate Taught programme focuses on plant molecular genetics and potential applications to crop improvement in the 21st century.

In addition to studying core taught modules, you will undertake a six-month laboratory-based research project under the supervision of a Senior Scientist at the John Innes Centre, Earlham Institute or The Sainsbury Laboratory.

The M.Sc degree is awarded by the University of East Anglia but the course is delivered exclusively by the John Innes Centre within significant input from the UK plant breeding industry.

In recent years our graduates have been successful in securing sought after PhD placements around the world or alternatively, promising employment within the plant breeding industry.