Science training & education
We're committed to sharing our knowledge, skills and expertise with future leaders and the next generation of plant and fungal scientists.
Find out more about our scientific higher education and professional training opportunities at Kew.
We specialise in postgraduate training and research with our popular MSc course and PhD studentships.
If you are an undergraduate, looking for a placement for a sandwich year or summer work, we offer a limited number of internships.
For working professionals, including academics and technicians, who wish to update their skills, we offer a number of short courses lasting one to two weeks.
Explore our opportunities
MSc in Plant and Fungal Taxonomy, Diversity and Conservation
An exciting taught MSc that provides an in-depth understanding of plant and fungal taxonomy and diversity alongside conservation theory and practice.
MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation
Develop essential skills in conservation and restoration of biodiverse plant habitats, and conduct research across the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems.
Over 50 PhD students are engaged in doctoral training research either at Kew or at Wakehurst in Sussex with access to our world-class scientific collections, facilities and expertise.
Future Leader Fellowships in Plant and Fungal Science
Equipping early-career researchers with the skills needed to become the world’s future leaders in plant and fungal sciences.
Bursaries and scholarships
We have bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.
Develop your skills and experience through an internship across our science departments. Opportunities for one-year industrial placements as well as summer internship opportunities.
Working with universities
We support a large number of UK and overseas universities in delivering world-class plant and fungal science education. Discover how our experts can support your students.
Continuing Professional Development
We have developed several short courses aimed at equipping working professionals with specialist skills in a range of topics from wood anatomy to tropical plant identification.