Plant Sciences, M.Sc. | Wageningen University and Research | Wageningen, Netherlands
24 months
19600 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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The Plant Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research combines the technological aspects of crop production with environmental, quality, socio-economic and logistic aspects.

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Why this programme?

  • Broad knowledge about improved breeding of crop varieties which provides the basis for boosting food production and quality.
  • Current trends in biotechnology and genetics.


Within the Plant Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research  you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Crop Science
  • Greenhouse Horticulture
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
  • Plant Pathology and Entomology
  • Plant Breeding (online master's specialisation)

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Systems Analysis and Modelling
  • Crops, Physiology and Environment
  • Quantitative Aspects of Crop Production
  • Physiology of Plants in Horticulture
  • Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions
  • Plant Breeding

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


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120 ECTS


On Campus

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English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

The norm for this equivalence is an assessment of the student’s expertise in the field of plant sciences:
  • Agricultural sciences (agronomy, agroecology, crop production)
  • Biology (plant physiology, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, ecology)
  • Horticulture
And in all the following topics:
  • Statistics (formulate hypotheses for population means, t-tests, confidence intervals, binomial and normal distributions)
  • Mathematics (differentiation, integration, first order differential equations, calculus, linear algebra)
  • Basics in chemistry and physics
  • Research methodology

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

    2314 EUR/year
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    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.


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