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Higher Education courses

Kew works in partnership with universities and other scientific institutions across the UK to offer a programme of seminars, workshops and research opportunities for students in higher education.

Courses and training opportunities

Plants under the misty spray in Kew's tropical nursery
A new course for horticulturists who want to do their professional training in short modules.
This exciting Masters course teaches vital plant and fungal identification skills in the context of evolutionary biology and conservation theory and practice. It includes a field course in Madagascar and a six-month research project.
MSc Course Students at Kew
Kew is linked with various universities and other scientific institutions to organise a number of plant diversity and conservation MSc courses. As well as providing taught modules, Kew also offers research opportunities for students on these courses, enabling them to work alongside Kew’s specialist staff and contribute to ongoing projects.
A scientist at work at the Millennium Seed Bank
Over 50 PhD students carry out doctoral research at Kew, with access to our world-class scientific collections, facilities, training and expertise.
Photo of student Emily Marr recording bees on Aconitum
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew offers a range of internships across its science departments to provide practical work experience for students and recent graduates.
Photo of a teacher taking a class of students
Kew staff organise study visits for undergraduate and postgraduate students, whose studies relate to the work of the science teams or to the behind the scenes plant collections.
Inside Kew's Palm House
The diverse collections held at Kew and Wakehurst Place, including living plants, dried plant specimens, seed collections and library archives, provide an excellent learning resource for undergraduates in many different science, technology and arts disciplines.