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Plant Science (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #99 (QS) Loughborough, United Kingdom
This Plant Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham explores, through investigation and experimentation, how plants grow, develop, reproduce, evolve, fight off pests and diseases, and interact with and respond to their environment.
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All the food we eat is ultimately derived from plants. As the human population grows and our climate becomes less predictable, we need to improve crop productivity. Scientists with a detailed knowledge of plant science are in high demand.


After this Plant Science (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham you will have a broad scientific background in many aspects of plant science and will be well placed to find rewarding jobs in the crop production, plant biotechnology and food industries, environmental management, publishing, commerce and teaching.

Careers pursued by recent graduates include: 
  • plant propagators and tissue culturists
  • horticulturists at Kew Gardens, other botanic gardens and in industry
  • research scientists in the plant science industry and institutes
  • plant quarantine/quality inspectors
  • plant breeders
  • journalists
  • higher degrees (PhD) at UK universities and government research institutes (for example, Rothamsted Research and John Innes Centre)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Science
  • Plant Science Research Tutorials
  • The Ecology of Natural and Managed Ecosystems
  • The Biosciences and Global Food Security
  • Genes and Cells
  • Grassland Management

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A levels: AAB-ABB, including at least two science-based subjects at A level (biology is required; other subjects usually include chemistry, physics or maths but can include geography, geology, environmental studies and, exceptionally, psychology), and an additional A level or equivalent. General studies, critical thinking, citizenship studies and leisure studies are not accepted.

  • We may also consider ABC depending on predicted grades in specific subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23760 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23760 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Loughborough

  • 600 - 1000 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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