University of Canterbury

College of Science

Plant Biology


Christchurch, Canterbury 8041

New Zealand

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

PhD: Doctor of Philosophy, GradDipSc: Graduate Diploma in Science - Biological Sciences, PGDipSc: Postgraduate Diploma in Science (equivalent to first year of Masters programme); ;BSc(

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Plant Biology is the study of plants in its broadest sense – broad in terms of “plants” from algae and fungi to flowering plants, and broad in terms of biological approaches to their study, including genetics and evolution, diversity, structure and function, biotechnology and ecology. Thus Plant Biology allows for multidisciplinary studies which is particularly advantageous for plants of economic or environmental importance.

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