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Plant Biology (with integrated year in industry) BSc (Hons)

Aberystwyth University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Aberystwyth)

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Kick-start and enhance your career prospects by choosing our degree in Plant Biology with an integrated year in industry. This course has been developed to give you a competitive edge in the careers market by responding to employer expectations that you will have some relevant industrial experience. Upon successful completion of this degree, you will have gained the knowledge, skills and the professional awareness that employers require. The scheme focuses on plants as an essential foundation for life on earth; their value to our daily lives; the crucial future role of plant biology in helping to solve some of the most serious problems facing humanity including food shortages and rising greenhouse gas emissions. On this course, you will receive expert training in the field and laboratory skills taught by world-leading experts in this field. You will have access to extensive research and teaching labs equipped with the latest equipment, including bioimaging facilities, high-throughput DNA sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics and spectroscopic platforms. We also ensure that our graduates have the skills to communicate their science effectively so that they can join the often controversial genetics debates. The syllabus of this course with the integrated year in industry is identical to its sister course BSc Plant Biology (C200). Your work experience must be relevant to this degree as it will be assessed and will count towards your degree grade. You will organise your work experience under the guidance of our Director for Employability. There is no guarantee that the work experience will be paid. If you cannot obtain a placement, you must transfer to the sister course BSc Plant Biology C200). In the 2016 Highflyers report, 32% of graduate vacancies are taken by those who have previously worked for a company on a placement or/an internship. Make no mistake, you will develop confidence and gaining experience in the industry will stimulate your enthusiasm for the subject. Completing a year in industry will allow you to: Apply the learning from your course to the work environment; Make industry contacts; Develop practical skills related to your area of study; Apply your practical skills and technical knowledge after returning to study; Enhance your CV and better prepare yourself for a job after graduating.Students who have studied this course could consider a career in Horticultural/ Agricultural production; Habitat surveying; Education and public engagement; Plant Breeding; Plant Biotechnology; Consultancy; Plant Research and PhD research. Never before has there been such a need to train a new generation of plant biologists who can develop future technologies and approaches to respond to these challenges.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,800per year

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

University information

Aberystwyth University

  • University League Table

    58th

  • Campus address

    Aberystwyth University, Penglais, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom, SY23 3FL, Wales

Over 100 nationalities are represented on campus, creating a truly multicultural and cosmopolitan learning environment.
The university’s research is internationally recognised. Some departments work with global organisation such as NASA and the UN.
Aberystwyth University has been welcoming students from all over the world since 1872, drawn by its reputation for teaching excellence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 103 8

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    119 52%

    62nd

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    38th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.31 86%

    7th

    14

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