M.Sc. Plant Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR16600 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR1984 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
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| Wageningen, Netherlands
The Plant Sciences are linked to a sector that is very important to the international economy. They are a field of biology that focuses on all aspects of crop production, ranging from plant breeding and the development of propagation methods to the production of food, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, high quality products and raw materials. Wageningen UR offers the MSc in Plant Sciences degree course.
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Description

The Plant Sciences programme from Wageningen UR has been designed to help meet the worldwide demand for scientific expertise in the development of plant and crop production and farming systems. It not only covers the technological aspects of crop production, but also deals with important environmental, quality, health and socio-economic aspects. Interdisciplinarity is a hallmark of the programme.

Within the programme Plant Sciences you can choose from the following specialisations to meet your personal interests.
  • Crop Science
  • Greenhouse Horticulture
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
  • Plant Pathology and Entomology
  • Double degree Vegetable Production and Supply System
  • Plant Breeding (online master specialisation)

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Starting in

    Apply until:
  • ( International

    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

    )
  • ( EEA

    Deadline applies if your country of nationality is in the EEA (European Economic Area)

    )
  • ( National

    Deadline applies if you have the same nationality as the university.

    )
Tuition fee
  • EUR16600 per year ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR1984 per year ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The programme starts each year in September and February; it has a duration of two years and comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits. Credits are measured in terms of the hours of study involved: one credit is equivalent to a study load of 28 hours. Most Wageningen MSc Programmes include the academic consultancy training and an academic internship.

Thesis
The core of the programme, with a minimum of 36 credits, is a scientific research project which is concluded by writing a thesis. The subject of the thesis is developed in consultation with a senior staff member of Wageningen University. If the necessary facilities and technical guidance are available, part of the research work may - in some cases - be done in the home country or another country.
Graduate courses
Preceding the thesis project, a selection of courses (at graduate level) will be composed for each individual student in accordance with the thesis topic, and related to the chosen specialisation. The rest depends on the chosen specialisation.
Academic Consultancy Training

During the Academic Consultancy Training (ACT), general academic skills and academic research and/or design skills are applied to a scientific area that is relevant to the Master study programme, in the form of an external research or design assignment. This may be design of new technologies, but also policy papers, business plans, communications or draft research plans are possibilities. This is done in an multidisciplinary team of four to seven students.

Internship

The internship is a learning period during which the relationship with professional practice is emphasised and usually lasts about four months. Some students can be exempted from the internship based on relevant working experience. If you believe you should be exempted from the internship, you need to contact the programme director.

Audience

Besides our own BSc students in Plant Sciences and BSc students in Biology from our own and other Dutch universities, it also aims at Dutch students who hold a bachelor of professional education's degree in e.g. Agriculture & Horticulture or Laboratory Research. Over 50% of all Plant Sciences master students in Wageningen come from abroad.

English Language Requirements

Requirements

Enrolment in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University requires:
  • 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
Relevant BSc degrees

Specific admission requirement for the MSc Plant Sciences is a bachelor's degree in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Life Sciences or related fields.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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