Wageningen University and Research

Plant Biotechnology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17600
    Tuition (Year)
    2100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Modern molecular biology has opened up a whole new range of techniques and possibilities to scientists working in the different fields of the classical plant sciences.The combination of these disciplines forms a challenging domain: Plant Biotechnology, master programme offered by Wageningen University and Research.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

Wageningen University and Research offers the MSc in Plant Biotechnology. Due to rapid technological development in the plant sciences, genomics and molecular genetics, the use of molecular marker technology has accelerated the selection of new plant varieties with many favourable traits. It also facilitates the design, development and management of transgenic plants. Plant Biotechnology aims to impart understanding of the basic principles of the plant sciences and molecular biology, as well as the integration of these disciplines, to provide healthy plants in a safe environment for food, non-food, feed and health applications. Besides covering the technological aspects, Plant Biotechnology also deals with the most important environmental, quality, health, socio-economic and infrastructural aspects.

Your future career

Graduates in Plant Biotechnology are university-trained professionals. Their main career focus will be on research and development positions at universities, research institutes and biotech or agribusiness companies.

Job opportunities

Other job opportunities can be found in the fields of policy, advice and communication in agribusinesses and governmental and non-governmental organisations. Most graduates in Plant Biotechnology (more than 75%) start their (academic) career with a PhD.

Programme Structure

The MSc Plant Biotechnology offers three specialisations:

  • Functional Plant Genomics
  • Plant for Human and Animal Health
  • Molecular Plant Breeding and Pathology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

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  • Minimum required score: 80

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Academic Requirements

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics
  • Basic computer skills

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17600 International
  • EUR 2100 EU/EEA

Funding

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