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Botany (Graduate Certificate - Graduate Diploma)

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  • Objectives
    If you wish to expand your understanding of plants, this programme is for you. It is made up of advanced-level modules offered in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and Faculty of Lifelong Learning. You will choose from a range of topics in the plant sciences. You will have the opportunity to attend field courses (as linked weekends) in topics such as Ecological Techniques and Habitat Management and Conservation, or a week-long Plant Ecology Field Course. You will also have the opportunity of supervised study, in depth, of an area of special interest. There is a strong emphasis on the diversity of plants, their evolutionary adaptation and their relationship to the natural and human environment.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Previous degree-level study or equivalent. Experience in gardening and horticulture also acceptable.
  • Academic Title
    Botany (Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma)
  • Course description

    You choose modules from those listed below (and others), in discussion with the programme director, to the value of 60 credits for the Graduate Certificate and 120 credits for the Graduate Diploma. Some modules are only available in alternate years.

    Modules worth 15 credits include:

    -Ecosystem Diversity and Conservation
    -Environmental Microbiology
    -Flowering Plants
    -Introduction to Microbiology
    -Land Plants
    -Plant Physiology and Environment
    -Plants and Humans
    -Plants under Stress
    -Pollution, Reclamation and Plant Ecology

    Module worth 30 credits:

    -Plant Ecology Field Course.

    Lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, fieldwork, individual study, group work and computer-based learning.

    A mixture of coursework and formal examinations held in May/June each year. Coursework consists of essays, practical reports, dissertation and fieldwork reports.

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