Plant science impacts a wide range of industries from agri-food to pharmaceuticals, but have you thought about how you want to use the skills and knowledge you are developing when you graduate?
What skills will I gain during my degree?
Depending on which degree pathway you are following you will be developing a range of valuable skills.
- Analytical skills
- Ability to communicate findings and results to a range of audiences
- Ability to analyse data taking a methodological approach
- Problem solving skills
- High levels of accuracy and good attention to detail
- Time management and organisational skills
- Ability to working collaboratively in teams
Biosciences Core Graduate Competencies
You will also develop 12 competencies which have been divided into these four headings:
- Fundamental skills
- Interpersonal skills
- Personal aspiration and development
- Professional responsibility
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How can I develop my skills and experience during my degree?
Gain work experience
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The Nottingham Advantage Award offers a range of modules to help you expand, develop and evidence your skills and experience during your time at university. With over more than 200 modules across our three campus in the UK, China and Malaysia, there's something for everyone.
If you’re thinking of moving into consultancy after graduation, the Nottingham Consultancy Challenge module will help you develop and demonstrate all the right skills.
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What are the range of careers I could enter?
Plant science graduates often go on to work in a wide variety of fields such as research and development, green energy and biofuels, industrial biotechnology, conservation, agriculture as well as education and science communication.
Here are some examples of the graduate positions our plant science students moved onto:
- Graduate technical manager at a fruit marketing company
- Research scientist and a laboratory researcher at a statutory levy board
- Trainee plant breeder at a plant breeding and food production company
- Research biologist at a crop science company
What are my further study options?
A large proportion of our plant scientists progress into further study. Many graduates choose to build on their undergraduate qualification by undertaking a related masters course or PhD.
- PhD Plant Sciences
- PhD Molecular Biosciences
- MSc Crop Sciences,
- MSc Global Food Security
- MSc Applied Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship
- MSc Biotechnology
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