The cornerstone of this course is an individual research project in one of the areas of plant science of about one year duration.
The project ends with a written Master's thesis. This practical part is complemented by lectures, seminars, and excursions.
Plant Science programme at the University of Basel course builds upon the strength of the Department in the areas of physiological plant ecology, plant-microbe interactions, symbiosis, ecosystem sciences and sustainable land use. The program benefits greatly from the leadership of the Zurich-Basel Plant Science Center, a network integrating more than 600 scientists interested in plant science.
After successfully completing their Master’s degree the graduates can study further for a doctoral qualification or follow a profession in all fields of life sciences. Biology is a subject that covers many disciplines and the career opportunities include research and related activities in the fields of medicine, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. The practical advantages of the subject are found not only in basic research but also, increasingly, in business, society and politics. Numerous jobs are available for biology graduates, within the university and also in private industry, government service, schools and organizations, be it as researchers, communicators, teachers or advisors.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Physiological plant ecology
- Ecosystem sciences
- Plant-microbe interactions
- 18 months
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DisciplinesPlant & Crop Sciences
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
The following degrees allow for direct admission to the Master's degree program Plant Science: Bachelor of Science (B Sc) in Biology with a Major in Molecular Biology or a Major in Animal and Plant Sciences or a Major in Integrative Biology from the University of Basel. Other Swiss university degrees have to be approved by the respective teaching committee. Foreign degrees have to be approved by the examination commission of the Faculty of Science.
International1596 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA1596 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 798 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
- CHF 850 per semester
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