Wageningen University and Research

Plant Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17600
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Plant Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research includes subjects like food provision, ornamental plant cultivation, the production of (pharmaceutical) raw materials, quality products, and biofuel of bulk goods. An interdisciplinary approach is central to this programme.

Besides the technological aspects, the programme also focuses on the environment, quality, healthcare and socio-economic aspects. You will profit from the cluster of a large amount of university research groups and research institutes in the field of plant sciences located at Wageningen University. This is one of the largest clusters in this domain in Europe.

The Master Plant Sciences combines research with the application of new knowledge and is perfectly suited for students with a bachelor degree in Biology or a bachelor from an agrarian institution of higher education.

Future career

Graduates in Plant Sciences are university-trained professionals who are able to contribute to the sustainable development of plant production at various integration levels, based on their knowledge of fundamental and applied plant sciences and their interdisciplinary approach.

Graduates with a research focus are employed at universities, research institutes and biotech or agribusiness companies. Other job opportunities can be found in management, policy, consulting and communication in agribusiness and governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Biomass Production and Carbon Capture
  • Crop Science
  • Greenhouse Horticulture
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
  • Plant Pathology and Entomology
  • Plant Breeding (online master specialisation)
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Deadline for international applicants who wish to qualify for NFP (September enrolment): January 15.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Life Sciences or related fields
  • 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

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17600 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.