Biological Sciences

MSc GLOBAL PLANT HEALTH

Key details 

MSC GLOBAL PLANT HEALTH

Start Year
2023
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1

Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess your learning in a combination of ways appropriate to each module and their learning objectives. You’ll be assessed based on coursework that includes laboratory reports, assignments, focused literature reviews, short essays, presentations and problem-based learning activities. For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with up to two practice or “formative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or data analysis. 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’ll 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 to give feedback within 20 working days of hand-in. 

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Assessment for Year 1

We’ll assess your learning in a combination of ways appropriate to each module and their learning objectives. You’ll be assessed based on coursework that includes laboratory reports, assignments, focused literature reviews, short essays, presentations and problem-based learning activities. For each module, you’ll have the chance to test your skills with up to two practice or “formative” assignments. That assignment might be a coursework essay or data analysis. 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’ll 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 to give feedback within 20 working days of hand-in. 

Clearing and 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 and review of modules. Where this activity leads to significant change to a programme and modules, the University will endeavour to consult with affected students. 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. Availability of optional modules may be restricted owing to timetabling, lack of demand, or limited places. Where this is the case, you will be asked to make alternative module choices and you will be supported during this process.

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 an online interview. 

Students for whom english is a 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.

Interviews

Applicants will be shortlisted for an online interview. 

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: 6884158

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2023/24 are: 

  • UK Students: £16,000 (full time) 

  • International Students: £31,000 (full time) 

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

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

 

Course Reference Number: 6884158

How to Apply

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.

Applicants will be shortlisted for an online interview.

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

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 6884158
Key details
Attendance
Full Time
Award
Degree of Master of Science
Duration (years)
1
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