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Plant Sciences

http://www.plantsci.cam.ac.uk/grads

APPLYING TO PLANT SCIENCES

The Course Description is "PhD in Plant Sciences"; entering the word Plant in the Course Directory Search should bring this up. 

When prompted in the research section of the on-line application, please make sure that you enter the code and title of the project which you are applying for, as well as the name of the proposed supervisor.

If you wish to devise you own research project you should also submit a short research proposal which you should already have discussed with one of our staff members.

Click here to start the application process.

Other details about postgraduate training in Plant Sciences are on the department website.

Plant Sciences in Cambridge is the premier University centre for research in plant and microbial sciences in the UK, offering unrivalled research and training opportunities in plant ecology. The Department's international reputation has been strengthened by links with the Sainsbury Laboratory, and their work on plant development and genetics.

Eight research groups in Plant Sciences currently contribute to three key areas directly related to NERC research themes and strategic priorities:

 Six research groups in Plant Sciences currently contribute to three key areas directly related to NERC research themes and strategic priorities:

1) Epidemiology and Modelling;

2) Forests and climate change including hydrology and carbon sequestration;

3) Evolution and Phylogenetics including the origins of early land plant lifeforms and molecular ecology.

The Department has extensive involvement in knowledge transfer between academic research and industrial applications and regional initiatives on low carbon innovation. Many of the research activities are also embedded within strategic priorities promoted by the University, including the Cambridge Centre for Climate Science, the Cambridge Conservation initiative and the Cambridge Conservation Forum.