Department of Biosciences | MSc Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise 12 months Postgraduate Program By Durham University |Top Universities

Department of Biosciences | MSc Plant Biotechnology and Enterprise

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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Scholarship

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Main Subject Area

Biological SciencesMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Plant Biotechnology & Enterprise at Durham University

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Explore the critical challenge of feeding the world and develop the knowledge to play a key scientific and commercial role in shaping the future for food production.


Our MSc in Plant Biotechnology & Enterprise explores the need for society to increase Agricultural Productivity amid Global Warming and equips you with the skills and experience in Biotechnological Innovation and commercial know-how to support the vital efforts to shape Food Production in the future.


The course is designed to fill a gap in Biosciences education. It has been developed against a backdrop of a decade-long fall in Crop Protection and Biotech Products caused by fewer companies working in the sector, a difficult legislative environment and the lack of professionals with the right abilities and specific knowledge to convert their ideas into commercial products.


You will study five taught modules delivered through a wide-ranging mix of lectures, seminars, small group classes and practical laboratory-based workshops. The final element of the course is a 6-month research project carried out on a subject of interest. The project brings together your laboratory, research and planning skills into a thesis and presentation under the guidance of a research-active supervisor.


Three taught modules have been developed specifically for this course; Frontiers in Plant Science, Agriculture & Biotechnology and Technology in Biosciences. They cover research and innovation in the field and offer opportunities to interact with the sector.


Of the remaining two modules, Bioinformatics & Data Science will cover the Computational & Statistical Analysis of Big Data while Innovation & Enterprise in Plant Biotechnology, run jointly with Durham University Business School, adds a business element to the course as you take on a real-world innovation challenge.


Ensuring a flow of new scientists into the Plant Technology sector has never been more important given the socio-economic context and the rise in global warming-linked natural catastrophes and this course will help meet that need, helping to shape a positive future.


As a Biosciences postgraduate, you receive the essential skills and knowledge that come with research-led teaching, enabling you to continue your academic work at a higher level.


Your experience in the Department also develops more personal attributes, sought by employers, to help you take the step into a stimulating and rewarding professional career.


Recent postgraduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of roles in teaching, the health sector, industrial R&D and biotechnology, management, accountancy, conservation, ecological and environmental services, journalism, environmental and biological patent law, pharmaceuticals, the civil service and the armed services.


Whether you choose to follow a research or employment path, you will be equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge that you can use to help society tackle global challenges related to humankind, the climate and the environment.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Program overview

Main Subject

Biological Sciences

Degree

MSc

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

MSc Plant Biotechnology & Enterprise at Durham University

[email protected]


Explore the critical challenge of feeding the world and develop the knowledge to play a key scientific and commercial role in shaping the future for food production.


Our MSc in Plant Biotechnology & Enterprise explores the need for society to increase Agricultural Productivity amid Global Warming and equips you with the skills and experience in Biotechnological Innovation and commercial know-how to support the vital efforts to shape Food Production in the future.


The course is designed to fill a gap in Biosciences education. It has been developed against a backdrop of a decade-long fall in Crop Protection and Biotech Products caused by fewer companies working in the sector, a difficult legislative environment and the lack of professionals with the right abilities and specific knowledge to convert their ideas into commercial products.


You will study five taught modules delivered through a wide-ranging mix of lectures, seminars, small group classes and practical laboratory-based workshops. The final element of the course is a 6-month research project carried out on a subject of interest. The project brings together your laboratory, research and planning skills into a thesis and presentation under the guidance of a research-active supervisor.


Three taught modules have been developed specifically for this course; Frontiers in Plant Science, Agriculture & Biotechnology and Technology in Biosciences. They cover research and innovation in the field and offer opportunities to interact with the sector.


Of the remaining two modules, Bioinformatics & Data Science will cover the Computational & Statistical Analysis of Big Data while Innovation & Enterprise in Plant Biotechnology, run jointly with Durham University Business School, adds a business element to the course as you take on a real-world innovation challenge.


Ensuring a flow of new scientists into the Plant Technology sector has never been more important given the socio-economic context and the rise in global warming-linked natural catastrophes and this course will help meet that need, helping to shape a positive future.


As a Biosciences postgraduate, you receive the essential skills and knowledge that come with research-led teaching, enabling you to continue your academic work at a higher level.


Your experience in the Department also develops more personal attributes, sought by employers, to help you take the step into a stimulating and rewarding professional career.


Recent postgraduates have gone on to succeed in a wide range of roles in teaching, the health sector, industrial R&D and biotechnology, management, accountancy, conservation, ecological and environmental services, journalism, environmental and biological patent law, pharmaceuticals, the civil service and the armed services.


Whether you choose to follow a research or employment path, you will be equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge that you can use to help society tackle global challenges related to humankind, the climate and the environment.


Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world.

A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting - Durham is a university like no other!

Admission requirements

1 Year
Sep-2024

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Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Undergraduate courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Opportunities for multidisciplinary studies are also available through the Department of Natural Sciences, Department of Liberal Arts or the Department of Combined Honours in Social Sciences.

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Undergraduate programmes.

Durham University: Inspiring the Extraordinary

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching, learning and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting. Durham is a university like no other!

We conduct innovative and impactful research to transform lives and make a difference globally and locally: research to empower and inspire.

We offer a broad range of courses. Our degree programmes are informed by research undertaken by our high-calibre staff in partnership with policymakers, industry, the public sector and communities globally.
 
Alongside the outstanding education we offer to students, we believe that participating in every aspect of university life is fundamental. The deep affinities created by each of our 17 Colleges ensure that we always have a sense of community at the heart of all we do.

Durham's four Faculties offer a host of Masters/Postgraduate Taught courses covering a variety of subject disciplines:

  • Durham University Business School
  • Faculty of Arts & Humanities
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Sciences & Health

Please visit the Durham University website (www.durham.ac.uk) for the full available suite of Masters/Postgraduate Taught programmes.

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