MRes in Plant and Microbial Biology

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The total service fee for this program:

€ 499

Pre payment for this program:

€ 99

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ABOUT

Research plants and microbes in the School of Biosciences or take an industrial placement as part of this research-focussed course.
 

Course description

Plants and microbes are fundamental to food security, as well as being central to global ecosystems. At Sheffield we study them from every angle: from the molecular level up to whole organisms, in the context of ecosystems, industry and major global challenges.

Our world-class research expertise spans topics including plant development, plant biotechnology, soil health, genomics, food security, sustainable agriculture, photosynthesis, plant-microbe interactions, plant immunology, and climate change biology, allowing you to examine the effects of past, present and future climates on plants and the wider environment.

It is possible for students with a particular interest in agricultural or horticultural research to complete their MRes project at other organisations, including Enza Zaden in the Netherlands or Rothamsted Research in the UK.

Research experience

This research-focused MRes course allows you to spend an academic year embedded in one of our research groups, working alongside students and staff who are at the forefront of their research field. Throughout your course, you’ll develop your research skills, giving you the opportunity to contribute new knowledge in your chosen area.

Whether you complete your research in the field, the lab or in industry, in the UK or abroad, you’ll be provided with a research budget for your project. Previous students have conducted research in conjunction with our industrial partners, as well as in research groups at the University of Sheffield.

Example research projects include:

  • Leaf anatomy contributes to the control of leaf water content and subsequent adaptation to low temperature in C4 grasses
  • CO2 fertilisation limited by multiple factors in two phosphorus deficient grasslands
  • Characterisation of novel desaturation in arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi

How to apply

Because of the research-intensive nature of this course, we ask you to include a short supporting statement of 500-700 words with your application. This should:

  • Explain how your interests and experience relate to the plant and microbial biology research we do in the School of Biosciences.
  • Explain why you want to do a research-intensive masters degree and how this fits with your career plans.
  • Include which particular supervisors or research groups you would be most interested in working with and why. If you have already been in contact with a prospective supervisor, please let us know.
  • State whether you’d like to be considered for a research project at one of our partner organisations.

Please submit your application by 15 August if you require a student visa and by 31 August if you do not require a visa.

Potential supervisors

Choose a subject area:

Plant ecology and evolution
Plant-microbe or plant-environment interactions
Plant development
Microbial biology

Modules

A selection of modules are available each year – some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course.

 

 

Core modules:

 

Research Project
Literature Review
Scientific Skills and Project Management
Science Communication for Researchers

 

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers. In the event of any change we’ll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

 

Duration

1 academic year full-time

Teaching

You’ll learn through a mixture of working in a research laboratory or on a field-based research project, tutorials, discussion groups, attendance at seminars, and statistics and other workshops.

Assessment

Most assessment is through coursework. Your assessment includes, but is not limited to, a project report, literature review, poster presentations, oral presentations, written grant proposals and online statistics exams.

Your career

This degree provides an ideal springboard for a research career in your chosen field, including crop and soil science, evolutionary and behavioural research, genomics and related technologies, and ecological and environmental research. Past students have gone on to study for PhDs both in Sheffield and elsewhere, as well as taking up positions in government science, environmental consultancy and industry.

 

Entry requirements

A 2:1 BSc honours degree, or equivalent, in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition, you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research eg an undergraduate research project.

 

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

 

 

 

Fees and funding

  • Home (2022 annual fee) : £13,000
  • Overseas (2022 annual fee) : £28,500

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you’re studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study. 

 

key dates

September start

 

Monday 29 August 2022

Last date to request a deferral to September 2023 entry. You can request a deferral via your online application. We’re not able to consider deferral requests for applications to courses using our staged admissions process.

Friday 9 September 2022 (17:00 British Summer Time)

Applications close for September 2022 entry

Monday 17 October 2022

Last date to register for most courses 

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Expenses (GBP)

Tuition (per year)

28500

GBP

Application Fee

0

GBP

Program expenses

Study Care Insurance Plus: 32 /monthly
Enrolment Fee (non-refundable): 260 /once
Deposit: 1000 /once

University & General Expenses

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80

TOEFL iBT
88.00
PTE
61.00
IELTS
6.50

accommodation

The international undergraduate and postgraduate students at this university can use different types of accommodation options and live in a safe and vibrant environment to focus entirely on their studies and get the best result, also the students can use the cafes and bars gyms, and other living facilities, on the other hand, they can have an accommodation tour and Sheffield city tour to become familiar with their living environment and make the most suitable decision, as we said, this university offers various accommodation options with different fees like £6,782.58 to £10,210.62 for a rental place in the city for undergraduate and postgraduate students, and they can choose to have a private or shared room.

After Graduation

The international students can work up to 20 hours in part-time jobs in the UK, however, they must refer to their visa to see whether they have study and work permits or not, we recommend you to focus only on your education to get the best results and be able to find the most suitable jobs in the UK or the global market right after graduation, on the other hand, if the international applicants need extra financial help to pay for their tuition fee, living, and study expenses, they can find part-time jobs under some conditions, also if the students find related jobs to their educational fields (with the help of the university), they will obtain more real experience and skills aside from the theoretical knowledge that they acquire during their study period.

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MRes in Plant and Microbial Biology

Biosciences

Postgraduate Certificate / Master's Degree

The University of Sheffield

United Kingdom

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Tuition
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28500

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Application Fee

Deadline

0

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Minimum Level of Education
Min GPA (max=100)

80