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This one-year course is aimed mainly at students who intend to make a research career in crop plants and would particularly suit students who intend careers in the breeding, pathology and biotechnology of crop plants. We place a strong emphasis on training in research skills and a key component is our full-time research project for the last 4 months of the course in one of our top research laboratories. The MRes is therefore an excellent foundation for PhD research in crop science. This course is suitable for UK and overseas students who have obtained a good undergraduate degree in any life science or for motivated graduates in physical science who wish to move into plant biology. Financial support is available for UK and EU students, via a BBSRC Masters Training Grant and potentially for non-EU students from other sources. Prospective students should first apply for the course then, if successful, ask about financial support The course is based on 11 taught Course Units, together with a series of case studies where particular course aspects are covered from a detailed practical viewpoint. In addition to Units dealing with contemporary Crop Science, there will be a strong emphasis on aspects of ecology and environmental biology relevant to sustainable agriculture in the 21st Century. Teaching will be delivered by our international leaders in this scientific area and our colleagues in industry and other institutions. More info is available at the Course Website (http:www.lifesci.dundee.ac.ukcoursesMResCES) Our one-year M.Res Course is based on the established partnership between the internationally renowned Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the University of Dundee, College of Life Sciences. Both the SCRI and the College of Life Sciences* are internationally recognised for world class research, both in the excellence of the staff and the facilities available, including state-of-the-art microscopy, molecular biology and bioinformatics capabilities, together with extensive plant breeding, controlled environment and field-scale experimental facilities. We have extensive collaborations with other institutions including the major plant breeding companies Worldwide. * UK Government Research Assessment Exercise 5-star rating (top grade).

This one-year course is aimed mainly at students who intend to make a research career in crop plants and would particularly suit students who intend careers in the breeding, pathology and biotechnology of crop plants. We place a strong emphasis on training in research skills and a key component is our full-time research project for the last 4 months of the course in one of our top research...

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