MSc. Applied plant science is a postgraduate Plant Pathology course. Botanical studies may range from microscopic observations of the smallest and obscure plants to the study of the trees of the forest. One botanist may be interested mainly in the relationships among plants and in their geographic distribution, whereas another may be primarily concerned with a structure or with the study of the life processes taking place in plants. The duration of the course is two years and it is a career originating in nature.
This course helps to work with individual plants and plant products, from genes to traits, genetic resources, quality parameters and postharvest biology, plant functions in relation to agricultural and horticultural production and use of plants. The course is beneficial for further studies such as M.Phil. and Ph.D.
This Master’s offers a broad, research-led syllabus that will benefit life and plant science undergraduates, and professionals in commercial horticulture and agriculture. The course is beneficial to apply the biological knowledge to find solutions which secure environmentally sound plant production for food, feed, energy, human health and well-being.
The MSc focuses on methods used in the evaluation and improvement of conventional crops that feed the growing world population, but also alternative protected crops and ornamentals along with postharvest management, business and environmental concerns, and plant stress and disease in a changing climate.