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.
- The Plant Biotechnology programme at Wageningen University and Research offers applied lectures and practical courses.
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
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Current Topics in Plant Biotechnology
- Data Management
- Programming in Python
- Plants and Health
- Plant Breeding
- Plant Pathology & Entomology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology Botany View 72 other Masters in Biology in Netherlands
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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
Transcript of records displaying the content of previous course subjects and project work;Curriculum vitae displaying relevant work, internship and/or project experience on an academic level in a relevant field if applicable.
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International19600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
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