The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. We are going through a rapid period of climate change and global food security is facing unprecedented threats from changing weather patterns. It is therefore essential that we significantly increase our food production for the growing population on this planet. To achieve these goals, we not only need to develop high yielding crop plants but also varieties that can remain productive under stressful and variable growing conditions. Plant Scientists are highly in demand because they will play the central role in this endeavour. Our Plant Science course is designed to give you an in-depth understanding of the latest concepts in genetics, plant breeding, gene mapping, plant physiology and data analysis. You’ll develop the skills to collect and analyse scientific data independently, leading you towards an independent research project in your final year, where you can research a topic of your own choice with specific employment goals in mind. This also encourages close collaboration between you and your lecturers, involving you in their research. In addition to lectures, seminars and workshops, you’ll complete intensive practical weeks to accelerate your skills development and produce a CV-ready portfolio of skills that will evidence your competency to employers once you graduate. Top reasons to study with us
- You'll develop your practical skills in our state-of-the-art laboratories and have the opportunity to broaden your experience by interacting with a range of employers in the field, such as major local growers and advisory companies such as the Fruit Advisory Services Team (FAST) at Brogdale.
- 100% of our students were satisfied overall with their course in the subject area of Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry. National Student Survey 2022
- You’ll have opportunities to be actively involved in research as an intern, volunteer or through an industry focused Honours Research project.
For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
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