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About

The research in the Plant Science programme of the University of Glasgow covers topics such as plant-environment interactions, cell signalling, cell and membrane biology, protein structure and function, gene regulation, synthetic biology, systems biology and translational biology.

Overview

Why this programme

The Plant Science programme of the University of Glasgow is focused on fostering education and training in research to develop sustainable agriculture in an era of global climate change. Our research is centred on exploring how plants respond to their environment to regulate nutrition, water homeostasis, metabolism and various aspects of plant development. Our goal is to apply the knowledge gained from our research to address key issues affecting food security, crop science and technology. Plant Science at Glasgow adopts a multidisciplinary approach within the Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) that covers topics such as plant-environment interactions, cell signalling, cell and membrane biology, protein structure and function, gene regulation, synthetic biology, systems biology and translational biology.

Projects are typically related to basic science and integrate with our existing research themes, while other projects are focused on translational aspects of our research. A variety of multidisciplinary research approaches are applied within this research programme, including biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, biophysics, structural biology, systems biology, polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics), bioinformatics and synthetic biology, as well as cellular imaging of biological functions.

Programme Structure

Specific areas of interest include:

  • control of gene expression
  • epigenetics and crop improvement
  • temperature sensing
  • plant mineral nutrition
  • protein structure and function
  • responses to salinity and drought
  • light regulation of plant growth and development
  • UV-B perception and signalling
  • nuclear organisation and function
  • stomatal function and water use efficiency
  • ion channel function and membrane transport
  • plant-virus interactions and pest resistance
  • protein engineering and application
  • synthetic manipulation of plant responses

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Research proposal, CV, samples of written work as per requirements for each subject area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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