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About

Focus on plant physiology and morphology on the level of a single cell to a whole plant with the Plant Biotechnology programme at Wageningen University and Research.

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Overview

Plants form the basis of life as they convert sunlight into an inexhaustible source of food and renewable raw materials. Plants also have a stabilising effect in (agro) ecosystems, a landscape function and ornamental value. In a nutshell, we can't do without plants. 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 (e.g. plant physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology). The combination of these disciplines forms a challenging domain: Plant Biotechnology .

Why this programme?

  • Learn about the technical aspects of plant biotechnology as well as the ethical and regulatory aspects and intellectual property rights.

Specialisations

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

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Current Topics in Plant Biotechnology
  • Data Management
  • Programming in Python
  • Plants and Health
  • Plant Breeding
  • Plant Pathology & Entomology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

A WUR BSc degree in Plant Sciences, Biotechnology, Molecular Life Sciences, a Dutch BSc in Biology, or equivalent.

The norm for this equivalence is an assessment of the student’s expertise in the following two topics:
  • Biology (plant physiology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, cell biology)
  • Lab skills (at least DNA/RNA isolation, PCR analysis)
  • Chemistry (biochemistry)
  • Bioinformatics (genome, gene and protein sequence analysis, high-throughput measurement data analysis, experience with widely used bioinformatics databases and tools)
  • Statistics (formulate hypotheses for population means, t-tests, confidence intervals, binomial and normal distributions)
  • Research methodology

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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.

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