MSci Plant Sciences (C203)

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UCAS code C203
Application method UCAS
Course duration 4 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2020 entry only. Fees for 2021 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2020.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £24,000 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course.

About MSci Plant Sciences

At Bristol you will study the full range of plant biology, from enzymes to ecosystems. You will gain knowledge of the diversity, evolution and function of plants and the latest developments in functional genomics, bioinformatics, plant developmental biology, plant pathology, parasite biology, cell signalling, pollination biology, ecology, plant conservation and systems biology.

The degree starts broadly, before introducing more choice in years two and three, including a week-long field or laboratory course and a ten-week practical research project.

The University's Botanic Garden is nearby. It was the first new university botanic gardens to be built for 40 years and holds more than 4,500 plant species.

The MSci is particularly suitable for students who are planning to continue in plant science research and would like the extra experience and competitive edge when applying for PhDs or research jobs.

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Typical offer for MSci Plant Sciences - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including two science-related subjects
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
ABB including AB in two science-related subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6, 5 at Higher Level in two science-related subjects
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Applied Science, Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from units in one science and at least 12 at Distinction from units in another science.
Mature students are welcome to contact mature-students@bristol.ac.uk to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDD DDD in Applied Science (General, Biomedical or Physical Science), or Animal Management with either Distinctions in specified units (please see UK Qualifications page for further info), or A at A level in a science-related subject.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in two science-related subjects and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in two science-related subjects
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Science-related subjects include: Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Economics; Electronics; Environmental Sciences; Further Mathematics; Geography; Geology; Mathematics; Physics; Psychology; and Statistics.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2020 entry and will be updated for 2021 entry in summer 2020.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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