Our one-year MRes Course is based on the established partnership between the internationally renowned Scottish Crop Research Institute and the University of Dundee, Division of Plant Sciences. The course is aimed primarily 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, including environmentally friendly methods of controlling crop pests.
Financial support is available for European students, via BBSRC Masters Training Grants and for overseas students from other potential sources (see Apply). Prospective students should first apply for the course then, if successful, ask about support
This course is suitable for either UK or overseas students who have obtained a good first degree in any life science or closely related discipline, or for gifted physical science graduates who wish to move into this highly topical area of applied biology. It would be an excellent background for entry to PhD research in most aspects of crop science.
Both the SCRI and the University of Dundee are internationally recognised as possessing world class capacity for the training of postgraduate scientists, not only in terms of the excellence of the staff who teach the course, but also the outstanding facilities available for students to use. These include state-of-the-art microscopy, molecular biology and bioinformatics capabilities, together with extensive plant breeding, controlled environment and field-scale experimental facilities. We also have extensive collaborations with other institutions including the major plant breeding companies Worldwide.