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Harper Adams University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Harper Adams University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The course

Harper Adams is the UK’s only provider of a postgraduate course in plant pathology. There is currently a shortage of expertise in this important topic, which is a key element in the effort to ensure global food security and mitigating the effects of climate change. By successfully completing this course you will develop a range of abilities that will prepare for an interesting and fulfilling career in an area with considerable opportunities.

Crop losses through plant disease either pre- or post-harvest are an important component of these losses.

The aim of the course is to provide students with specialized training in plant pathology.

The course will:

  • prepare students for a career in plant pathology
  • offer vocational training in the area of applied plant pathology
  • prepare students for PhD studies

The course is intended to provide a detailed understanding of basic and applied plant pathology and the issues associated with current production systems and control strategies. The course is underpinned by an extensive programme of agri-environment research at Harper Adams and longstanding collaborations with research institutes and other organisations in the UK and overseas.

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

How will it benefit me?

Having completed the taught part of MSc you will be able to identify pathogens using both traditional methods and molecular techniques. The course will focus on producing integrated management solutions that meet the requirements of sustainable crop production. Students also learn how to disseminate issues and ideas relating to plant disease control to a range of audiences using various methods of communication.

The research project for the MSc will allow you to test hypotheses relevant to pure and applied plant pathology research by designing, carrying out, analysing and interpreting experiments. You will also learn to evaluate and interpret data and draw relevant conclusions from existing plant pathology studies.

Careers

Students holding an MSc in Plant Pathology can find employment in a variety of organisations including agricultural, horticultural and forestry research institutions, universities, commercial organisations within the agrochemical sector, and advisory and consultancy roles in the private sector. Some graduates will go on to do postgraduate research.

Award

Final award: MSc
Intermediate awards: PgC, PgD

This course is Subject to validation.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,300per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Harper Adams University

  • University League Table

    33rd

  • Campus address

    Harper Adams University, Edgmond, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB, England

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