Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plant Biotechnology
|The University of Nottingham, UK
|Part Time/Full Time
|Fees (International Student)
|Faculty of Science : School of Biosciences
|Conducted entirely in Malaysia
|Level of Study
|Bachelor's Degree Level
|Field of Study
|Science (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Plant biotechnology focuses on plant sciences, molecular biology and biotechnology for the improvement of plants and their products in tropical and temperate environments. In this course, the latest developments and requirements of agro-industry are considered in relation to the exploitation of commercially important plant systems and plant biotechnology. Areas of study include the theory and practical transferable skills of plant genetic improvement, technologies relevant to plant biotechnology, and plant breeding and genome research. The plant biotechnology course is designed to equip you with a range of skills and a knowledge base valued by many employers. You will be encouraged to learn practical aspects of biotechnology and gain working skills through internships and visits to biotechnology companies, research stations, plantations and other relevant institutions.
The plant biotechnology programme provides a detailed and comprehensive education in plant biotechnology in which you will learn underlying principles, defining concepts, theories and practical skills, and become familiar with current knowledge and developments in the subject. It also considers fundamental research in areas that offer the prospect of future commercial applications.
Core YL Research Project
Core YL Research Project
Other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis
IELTS and TOEFL test results must be less than 2 years old and all IELTS must be the academic version of the test
A degree in plant biotechnology will prepare you for a challenging and well-paid career as a research scientist or biotechnologist in private, university or government laboratories and in teaching. There are many different applications, which may involve agriculture, horticulture, food and food-processing, forest products, marine applications, phytoremediation, pharmaceuticals, medical and non-food uses of plants and industrial crops. Graduates may also choose to develop careers in areas as varied as scientific writing, marketing or education.
Specific opportunities for further specialist studies at masters and PhD levels include, for example, plant molecular genetics and plant pathology, which are valuable elements for major economic crops such as rice, oil palm, rubber, cocoa and tropical fruits.
All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.