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MSc (research) Plant Sciences (by research)


Mode of Study: Full Time Department: Lancaster Environment Centre
UCAS Code: none Duration/Length: 12 Month(s)
QAA Subject Management: Not Defined Director of Studies: Professor ND Paul
Total Credit Points: 180

Syllabus Rules and Pre-requisites

Educational Aims: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • To provide high quality training within usually a one year time frame in one or more research areas in Plant Science. MSc by research training may involve several disciplines relevant to the questions that are posed, and may make use of the wide range of expertise available within the Lancaster Environment Centre.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge, Understanding and Skills

  • MSc by research degrees in Plant Science are awarded to students who have demonstrated:

    (i) a convincing grasp of the techniques of research appropriate to the field of study on a scale which can be completed during one year, or at most two years, of full-time study or equivalent.

    (ii) evidence of originality, at least in the exercise of an independent critical faculty.

    (iii) a good standard of competence in argument and presentation.

     

    Typically, holders of the MSc Plant Science qualification are able to:

    (i) communicate their ideas and conclusions clearly and effectively to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

    (ii) have some appreciation of how their research fits into a wider environmental context.

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