24 months
22400 GBP/year
11550 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This MSc in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement (Part time) at the University of East Anglia enables you to explore genetics, plant genomics, plant molecular genetics and statistics for plant science, in addition to training valuable transferable skills. 

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You’re ready to specialise in plant genetics and crop improvement at a ground-breaking centre for this highly prized discipline. With this expert, cutting edge training, you’ll have the perfect grounding to move into PhD research or a career in the practical plant breeding.

Alongside your taught modules, during this MSc in Plant Genetics and Crop Improvement (Part time) at the University of East Anglia  you’ll also work on a laboratory-based research project (worth 60 credits), giving you the opportunity to work closely with world-leading scientists at the John Innes Centre or a relevant industry partner. The John Innes Centre – based on Norwich Research Park alongside UEA – is one of the world’s leading research institutes in plant genetics and crop improvement, so there are few places in the world where you’ll find a better opportunity to work with such leading authorities and world-class facilities.


  • PhD research
  • Plant breeding
  • Crop improvement

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Plant Breeding and Statistics
  • Plant Genomics and Biotechnology
  • Practical Skills in Plant Molecular Genetics
  • Target Traits for Crop Improvement

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Biological Sciences or Plant Biology
  • Degree Classification Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)
  • Applicants are required to submit two references with their application - at least one of these must be related to their most recent Academic study.
  • A full, detailed CV should also be included with the application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11550 GBP per year during 24 months.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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