Postgraduate taught programmes

Study for a Masters of Science (MSc) degree at Kew in partnership with London Universities.

MSc students on the Madagascar fieldtrip stood in a line looking at researcher giving a talk

Our MSc programmes offer the opportunity to study at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, with unrivalled access to Kew’s scientific collections, laboratory facilities, partnerships and landscapes.

Students can choose between three MSc programmes in partnership with Queen Mary University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London.

You will: 

  • Develop in-demand skills in plant and fungal taxonomy, conservation, restoration and sustainable food security. 
  • Take part in either an international field course to a biodiversity hotspot or a two-week residential visit to Kew’s wild botanic garden, Wakehurst. 
  • Conduct a unique research project and work alongside some of Kew’s 300+ scientists in the lab and out in the field.  
  • Learn about the scientific and social basis for halting and reversing biodiversity loss in a rapidly changing world.
  • Gain the critical skills required for a wide range of careers in research, conservation, consultancy, policy and industry. 

Video © Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Queen Mary University of London and Royal Holloway, University of London

Explore our three postgraduate programmes below