Colleges and Universities Offering Master of Science in Plant Pathology in South Africa

  • Course Name: Master of Science in Plant Pathology(Plant Pathology)
  • Major Subject: Plant Pathology
  • Course Category: Masters Courses

Institutions Offering Master of Science in Plant Pathology

  • University of Stellenbosch University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch  
    Specific Admission Requirements:
    • The BScAgric degree or a BScHons in a suitable subject field.
    • An average final mark of 60% for the major subject.

    Duration of Programme:
    -This programme extends over a minimum of one year but may take longer to complete.

    Programme Content:
    -Research projects can be selected from one of the following themes:
    • Fungal taxonomy (description and reclassification of known and new fungi by the application of various methods, such as molecular technology);
    • Applied molecular plant pathology, including the use of molecular-based techniques for the detection, diagnosis and characterisation of plant pathogenic populations of vines, deciduous fruit, citrus and agronomic crops;
    • Pre- and postharvest pathology in deciduous fruit, vines and citrus (status and behaviour of inocula on fruit surfaces,
    infection processes and plant resistance reactions);
    • Stem diseases in vines (etiology, diagnosis, epidemiology and integrated management);
    • Use of fungicides (spray technology) and fungal resistance (sensitivity in wild populations and disruption after
    fungicide exposure, management of fungicide resistance in fruit orchards, vineyards and agronomic crops); or
    • Integrated management (chemical, biological and alternative compounds) of diseases in deciduous fruit, vines, citrus
    and agronomic crops.
    -New or existing disease epidemics of economic importance are also researched.
  • University of Pretoria University of Pretoria, Pretoria  
    Admission Requirements:
    Relevant BScHons degree
    A weighted average of at least 60% at honours level.

    Duration of study:
    1 year, full-time.
  • University of the Free State University of the Free State, Bloemfontein  

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