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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 6.75k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 21.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    Key facts

    * MSc: 12 months full-time; up to 36 months part-time
    * PgDip 9 months full-time;

    Why Glasgow

    * You will undertake research projects in laboratories that have excellent facilities and equipment for research and work with scientists who are leaders in their field and publish in top journals
    * Depending on the projects you undertake, you may acquire skills, for example, in transcriptome analysis, plant and cell imaging, proteomics or biochemistry.

    This programme consists of two 20-week research projects and two taught advanced courses, normally in plant molecular biology and plant biotechnology.

    The main part of the degree is the two extensive research projects, which are based in the laboratories of Plant Science Group staff. Projects will be selected through discussion with individual staff members and will be focused on their areas of research. The projects are chosen to reflect students' interests and the skills they wish to acquire and are of sufficient duration to enable real scientific progress to be made.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    Program requirements

    A second class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.Applicants should have taken courses in plant biology with molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and/or biochemistry.International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. Further information regarding academic entry requirements:student.recruitment@glasgow.ac.uk English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) TOEFL iBT® test: 92 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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