Higher education study visits to Kew Gardens
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.
Kew specialists discuss plant conservation case-studies with Biodiversity and Conservation MSc students from the University of Exeter
An undergraduate from the Camberwell College of Arts conserved a lace bark bonnet from Kew's Economic Botany Collections for her degree dissertation (Image: Emily Brennan, Camberwell College of Arts)
Finding out about Kew's collections and scientific activities
Kew offers specialist modules specifically designed to meet the needs of students from a range of programmes at UK universities, including:
- University of Exeter MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation
- Royal College of Art MA in History of Design
- University College London MSc in Conservation for Archaeology and Museums
- Camberwell College of Arts MA in Conservation
- Camberwell College of Arts BSc (Hons) in Conservation
Students from these courses undertake dissertations and placements linked to Kew’s collections or research teams.
Enquiring about new group study visits
Kew welcomes enquiries from other universities about potential study visits linked to Kew’s areas of expertise. University lecturers who would be interested in exploring the possibilities of a group study visit to Kew should make initial enquiries at least 12 months before the course is due to be taught.
For further information about possible study visits, please contact the Capacity Building Co-ordinator
Complementary Therapies seminar day
Plant materials and chemicals derived from them have long been used to treat human and animal illness, both in conventional and complementary medicine systems. During this Complementary Therapies seminar day, Kew scientists outline their research into a range of plants containing biologically active compounds and describe their work on the authentication of Chinese medicinal herbs.
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