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Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Queen Mary University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Skilled scientists in plant and fungal taxonomy are in short supply – and only a small percentage of the planet’s biodiversity has been formally described by science. Study MSc Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation at Queen Mary and you’ll join a new generation of scientists ready to describe, understand and conserve biodiversity for years to come.

  • Focus on plant and fungal identification skills, in combination with molecular systematics, evolutionary biology, and conservation policy, theory and practice
  • Study at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and access its extensive specimen collections, databases, and scientific research
  • Take a fieldwork module in Kew's Conservation Centre in Madagascar
  • Learn in-demand skills that underpin work in bioscience, nature conservation, plant breeding and environmental policy development

Facilities

At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students.

  • Advanced analytical research facilities at the Freshwater Biological Association’s River Laboratory on the River Frome in Dorset, via our River Communities Group
  • Mesocosm and temperature controlled facilities at Queen Mary
  • We will use our network of partner NGOs, research labs and industries to create further opportunities

Career paths

This course gives you the knowledge and skills to undertake research in the fields of taxonomy, molecular systematics, ecology and evolution, or to engage in more applied conservation work. It’s ideal preparation for a PhD or a career in industry, academia, environmental consultancy or government agencies.

Graduates of this course go on to roles such as:

  • PHD Candidate at The James Hutton Institute
  • Botanical Horticulturalist at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,
  • Plant Science Content Editor at Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International
  • PHSI Plant Health Import Inspector at Animal and Plant Health Agency

You'll have access to our Careers and Enterprise service who'll be there to help you find the right opportunity for your next step.

Application deadline

09 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 25,150per year

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

University information

Queen Mary University of London

  • University League Table

    35th

  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary is truly inclusive, with 170 nationalities represented on its campuses.
Queen Mary students can enjoy the security and friendliness of campus life while living in one of the world’s most exciting cities.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with its academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 100 6

    27th out of 124 1

    32nd out of 76 7

  • Entry standards

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    135 60%

    37th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73.0 73%

    33rd

    27
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.71 74%

    79th

    19
  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    149 69%

    24th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    42nd

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.66 73%

    103rd

    3
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    126 62%

    31st

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    32nd

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    36th

    30

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