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Course summary

Plant scientists travel the world and study the fundamental and applied aspects of plants. This degree incorporates extensive practical work underpinned by relevant theory. It provides an opportunity to gain a rare qualification in canopy biology and access. Plants are vital for life on Earth. They provide us with the oxygen we breathe, the food we eat, and the drugs that may save our lives. On our plant science degree, we’ll teach you about the diversity of plant life, how it is maintained and its uses for humans. During the degree, you’ll spend around 70 per cent of your time in the lab or in the field. This includes taking trips to overseas destinations, such as Cyprus and Tenerife to study the plant diversity in these areas. You’ll use industry-standard technology to hone your practical and research skills. There’s also a chance to gain an extra qualification in canopy biology and access – unique in the UK. Your tutors are published plant science researchers, contributing to some of the best plant science journals in the world. They’ll teach you relevant, contemporary skills and theory.


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Assessment method

Assessment is through a mixture of coursework and examinations tailored to suit the knowledge and skills required for each module. A wide range of coursework is employed which may include practical portfolios, voucher specimens, project reports, individual and group presentations.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards. For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit or contact our Course Enquiries Team on 01695 657000 or email [email protected].

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1

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Plant Science at Edge Hill University - UCAS