Applied Plant Science, MSc

  • Specialise in plant sciences for the research and commercial sector following a life science degree.
  • Take individual modules as part of your continuing professional development.
  • Benefit from the world-leading expertise of the Natural Resources Institute, from university researchers, and from the practical resources and experience of Hadlow College.



What you'll study

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a degree in biological or life science at 2.1 or above.

Relevant working experience will be considered.

Students educated in a language other than English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

Extra information


Assessment methods include:

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Research project dissertation
  • Practical work
  • Laboratory/Glasshouse


Production managers - management of plant/crop production (protected and non-protected crops) and postharvest facilities.

Development specialists - selection, development and evaluation of existing and novel plants and crops.

Retailing produce - food and crop technologists, retailing food and non-food derived crops and products, including fresh produce and postharvest technologists.

Institutes, NGOs and governmental bodies - governance and policy linked to application of horticultural/agricultural technologies.

Applied research scientist - application of plant science into practice.

Specialised equipment

Molecular biology laboratories, horticultural and agricultural facilities

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

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How to apply

Medway Campus

A recently modernised, splendid Edwardian redbrick and ivy-clad campus based at Chatham Maritime, Kent.

Chatham Station (approx. 5 min by bus)

Gillingham Station (approx. 20 min walk / 10 min by bus)

Free parking is available for motorbikes and scooters. Public car parks nearby.

From Gatwick Airport take the National Express 270 coach service.

Campus bus service between campuses.

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