We offer a broad range of courses (both in class and individual) making it possible for you to improve your personal competitiveness. The required subject depth and complementary knowledge within your education will open up the job market for you.
All teachers for the Master Programme in Biology - Genetic and Molecular Plant Science from Uppsala University are active scientists, ensuring that you get an education that reaches the absolute forefront of the respective field.
The Master Programme in Biology is a first-class programme that gives you the freedom to create your own profile. We offer a broad range of courses (both in class and individual) making it possible for you to improve your personal competitiveness. The required subject depth and complementary knowledge within your education opens up the job market for you. All teachers for the individual courses in the Master Programme in Biology are active scientists, ensuring that you will get an education that reaches to the absolute forefront of the respective field.
Studying this specialisation will enable you to prepare yourself for PhD studies and research in plant biology and related biological sciences, and for qualified assignments within private companies or governmental agencies and other organisations. You will automatically get a network of contacts within the three universities and through your teachers you can gain contacts within the international research community.
The Biology - Genetic and Molecular Plant Science from Uppsala University will give you knowledge and skills for a career as researcher, teacher or a qualified investigator within higher education and research, governmental agencies or private companies with a profile towards plant breeding, biotechnology or pharmacognosy.
The first course for the Master Programme in Biology, specialising in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science, is Plant Growth and Development.
The next course, Plant Biodiversity, Breeding and Biotechnology, is given by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and will cover biodiversity and selection, plant breeding, comparative genetics, biotechnology issues, and bioinformatics tools within the plant breeding area.
The spring term will start with the course Plant-Microbe Interactions (Stockholm University), focusing on the interaction among plants and their environment, for example, symbiosis and effects on plants attacked by insects and microorganisms. Within this course there is also a five-week project work.
During the second year, you can study one or two regular courses, or combine a research training course with a degree project.
For more information, please visit the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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