Biological Sciences

MSc GLOBAL PLANT HEALTH

Key details 

MSC GLOBAL PLANT HEALTH

Start Year
2021
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

We’ll assess your learning in a combination of ways appropriate to each module and their learning objectives.  You will be assessed on the basis of coursework that includes laboratory reports, assignments, focused literature reviews, short essays, presentations and problem-based learning activities. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or “formative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or project. Your final module, which comprises a third of the overall assessment marks, will be assessed by coursework, a project report and a presentation in the period after Easter. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors. 

For practice assignments, we always aim to give you  feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

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Assessment for Year 1

Assessment 

We’ll assess your learning in a combination of ways appropriate to each module and their learning objectives.  You will be assessed on the basis of coursework that includes laboratory reports, assignments, focused literature reviews, short essays, presentations and problem-based learning activities. For each module you will have the chance to test your skills with two practice or “formative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or project. Your final module, which comprises a third of the overall assessment marks, will be assessed by coursework, a project report and a presentation in the period after Easter. 

Feedback 

You will get feedback on your practice assignments from your tutors. The purpose of the feedback is to help you improve your work before your final formal or “summative” assignment and we encourage you to discuss your feedback with your tutors. 

For practice assignments, we always aim to give you  feedback within 10 working days of hand-in. For formal assignments we aim for within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Degree subject

Biological Science or equivalent that covers plant and/or microbial sciences.

Additional entry requirements

Entry to this course is on a competitive basis. The Course Directors will assess each application based on the level of knowledge and experience of the following: plant pathology, plant biology, microbiology, data science such as bioinformatics and computational biology, leadership/management/entrepreneurship, laboratory/research skills, self-directed/independent study and teamwork. Other than meeting the degree subject entry requirements, applicants are not expected to have degree level training in every topic.

Applicants are required to submit two references with their application - at least one of these must be related to their most recent Academic study.

A full, detailed CV should also be included with the application. 

Applicants will be shortlisted for online interview. Shortlisted applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline about their interviews.

Students for whom english is a foreign language

English as foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each component)

  • PTE (Pearson): 67 (minimum of 64 in each component)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk.

Intakes

This course is open to UK, EU and International applicants. The annual intake for this course is in September each year.

Course Reference Number: 4354228

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2021/22 are:

  • UK Students: £15,000 (full time)

  •  International Students: £29,000 (full time)

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are delighted to offer the opportunity of competitive International Scholarships specifically for this course to offer holders from specific countries/territories - for more information please visit the David Sainsbury International MSc Scholarship in Global Plant Health webpage.

Course Reference Number: 4354228

How to Apply

The application deadline for this programme is 31 July 2021.

Applicants will be shortlisted for online interview. Shortlisted applicants will be notified soon after the application deadline about their interviews.

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

We are delighted to offer the opportunity of competitive International Scholarships specifically for this course to offer holders from specific countries/territories - for more information please visit the David Sainsbury International MSc Scholarship in Global Plant Health webpage.

Course Reference Number: 4354228
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1
Plant diseases have shaped human history. Controlling plant diseases is therefore important in the effort to realize a sustainable future for everyone and everything on this planet. This MSc, delivered by The Sainsbury Laboratory, will equip you to tackle this pressing problem. Diseases of plants cause significant crop losses worldwide. This is made worse by the frequent emergence of new diseases. The impact goes well beyond the quantity and quality of food. We need to manage existing diseases as effectively as possible and respond rapidly to new outbreaks. Many of the most effective solutions require a thorough understanding of the science underlying the interactions between plants and microbes, together with effective leadership and management. You will gain the high-level knowledge, insight and skills that will be sought after by all organisations involved in global plant health.
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