University of East Anglia
Global Plant Health MSc (PG)
University of East Anglia

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews of 55 graduates of Global Plant Health MSc (PG) and other courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at University of East Anglia for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
55 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates in Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £32000 £36000 £38500
25-75 percentile range £20500 - £40000 £28000 - £40000 £31000 - £42000

Salary of all UK Graduates of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £25018 £24761 £30546
25-75 percentile range £22509 - £29964 £18767 - £33282 £22522 - £40793

Course Description


Plant diseases have shaped human history. Controlling plant diseases is therefore important in the effort to realise a sustainable future for everyone and everything on this planet.

This MSc in Global Plant Health, delivered by The Sainsbury Laboratory, will equip you to tackle this pressing problem. Plant diseases cause significant crop losses worldwide. This is made worse by the frequent emergence of new diseases. The impact goes well beyond the quantity and quality of food. We need to manage existing diseases as effectively as possible and respond rapidly to new outbreaks.

Many of the most effective solutions require a thorough understanding of the science underlying the interactions between plants and microbes, together with effective leadership and management. You’ll gain the high-level knowledge, insight and skills that will be sought after by all organisations involved in global plant health.

About This Course

This one-year MSc in Global Plant Health provides the strongest possible grounding for a career devoted to minimising crop losses to help feed the world and protect the environment. By enrolling for this MSc, you will understand what makes plant pathogens virulent, the basis of plant immunity, how the next discoveries are made through experimental and computational approaches, what makes global response strategies successful and how to lead such a response. Rooted in scientific research excellence, this course develops the skills most sought after by employers. These include complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, coordination with others, and judgment and decision making.

This course is run by The Sainsbury Laboratory. It is an independent research institute that leads the world in molecular plant-microbe interactions. Its research covers a wide range of global diseases of crops. Its celebrated Group Leaders will share their vast experience with you. This course is associated with The School of Biological Sciences at UEA, with contributions from across the Norwich Research Park, including the John Innes Centre. You’ll therefore study in one of the world’s leading campuses in plant and microbial science.

A key and innovative element of the course is a 5-month research project of relevance to a global plant disease outbreak. This will provide invaluable experience for the next stage in your career by gaining familiarity with how to handle the main elements of the response to an emerging plant pathogen – from diagnosis, understanding virulence mechanisms and developing novel control strategies, through to project management.


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Global Plant Health MSc (PG) at University of East Anglia

25% Teaching Professionals
25% Protective service occupations
10% Artistic, literary and media occupations
10% Media Professionals
10% Finance Professionals
10% Managers, directors and senior officials
10% Engineering professionals

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

with minimum 60 in all components

IELTS (Academic) 6.5

with minimum 60 in all components

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Global Plant Health, MSc (PG), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Degree classification: Honors degree - 2:1 or international equivalent

Degree subject: Biological Sciences or equivalent that covers plant and/or microbial sciences.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Applicants need to provide a Personal Statement and an additional compulsory statement that covers 5 specifics areas (molecular biology, genetics, molecular interactions, data science such as bioinformatics and statistics and laboratory skills).


Tuition Fees Global Plant Health MSc (PG)

Channel Islands £16800
England UK £16800
Northern Ireland £16800
Scotland £16800
Wales £16800
International £33150

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are reviewed annually and subject to increase. Some fees are regulated by the UK government and will be changed in line with advice from them. For further information about additional costs for your course and information on fee status please see our website.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About University of East Anglia

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a government funded research university located in Norwich, England. The university operates from a single campus site which includes the Norwich Research Park and the Bob Champion Research and Education Building, as well a 24-hour library, a concert and gig venue, and the on-campus accommodation.

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