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 courses 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
Develop your skills and experience through an internship across our science departments. Opportunities for one-year industrial placements as well as summer internship opportunities.
Postgraduate taught programmes
We run three MSc courses in partnership with London universities.
We work in collaboration with universities in the UK and across the world to give PhD students access to our world-class collections, facilities and expertise.
Placements for PhD students
We welcome externally funded PhD students of any discipline to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to learn from our experts during a professional placement/internship.
Continuing Professional Development
Working professionals can develop specialist skills in a range of topics from wood anatomy to tropical plant identification.
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.
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.
Bursaries and scholarships
We have bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.