Molecular Plant Sciences

Study with Us

We offer undergraduate and postgraduate programmes covering a wide range of plant sciences.

We are internationally recognised for our plant science research in subjects ranging from plant evolution, growth and development, disease resistance,  and cellular metabolism to biotechnology.

We are ranked in the UK top 5 and world top 25 for biological sciences in the QS world university rankings. The latest report from the Quality Assurance Agency awarded us the highest rating possible for the quality of the student learning experience.

Our enthusiasm for plant sciences is reflected in our strong research and teaching links with taxonomists and evolutionary biologists at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, agricultural specialises at Scotland’s Rural College and over 600 other plant scientists locally through Edinburgh Plant Science. 

Undergraduate teaching

Our staff organise a number of the courses in years 1-4 and contribute to many others.

Postgraduate Taught Degrees

We provide teaching as part of several on-campus taught master (MSc) programmes.

Postgraduate research

PhD, MSc by Research and MPhil programmes - information about research projects, funding sources and making an application