Ethnobotany - MSc
Ethnobotany is quintessentially interdisciplinary, involving knowledge and use of plants and their ecology in the context of their cultural, social and economic significance. Ethnobotany is the study of the interrelationship between people and plants, historically and cross-culturally, particularly the role of plants in human culture and practices, how humans have used and modified plants, and how they represent them in their systems of knowledge.
This program combines anthropological studies of human-environment interaction and sociocultural knowledge of plants in different parts of the world with ecology, conservation science, biodiversity management and climate change science. It also covers medicinal plant use and ethnopharmacology, plant conservation and sustainable management practices, taxonomy, and economic botany. Students will receive practical training in mixed methods and learn to conduct interdisciplinary research in Ethnobotany, in preparation for doctoral research or a career in related fields.
Students applying for a postgraduate degree must normally have a British first or second class honours degree in a relevant or appropriate subject, or the equivalent from an internationally recognised institution. However, all applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications. Please note that each program of study will have specific entry requirements too. Look up your program using our course finder and check under the 'Entry requirements' tab.
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English Language Requirements
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level. See our English language requirements page on our website for full details.
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- Knowledge and understanding
- Intellectual skills
- Subject-specific skills
- Transferable skills
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Scholarships & funding
The University of Kent has a long tradition of welcoming international students from around the world and is pleased to offer a number of Scholarships for Undergraduate and Taught Masters students. The Scholarships are worth £8,000 towards the cost of tuition fees and are offered to nationals of any country paying overseas fees.
Further details on how to apply and a full list of scholarships available can be found on the University of Kent's Scholarships and Funding web pages.
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