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Plant Biology for Sustainable Production, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Uppsala, Sweden
Plant products are of great importance. This means that knowledge about how plants work, their genetics and interaction with the environment is essential for durable plant production and sustainable development. This Plant Biology for Sustainable Production programme is offered by Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
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Overview

Have you ever thought about the basis of our food production, and how we are going to produce enough food to feed the world's population, which is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050? How we are going to reduce our use of plastic materials and create a circular bio-based economy where nothing goes to waste? Plants are the answer to many of our pressing societal problems, but in order to make full use of their potential we need a better understanding of how plants work, how they adapt to climate change and what determines how much they can produce.

Overview

  • Forest Biotechnology (in Umeå)
  • Plant Protection and Breeding for Mitigating Climate Change (in Alnarp)
  • Abiotic and Biotic Interactions of Cultivated Plants (in Uppsala)

A fourth possibility is to follow a separate two-year specialisation called Genetic and Molecular Plant Biology given jointly by SLU, Uppsala University and Stockholm University.

Modern biology provides tools so that we can conduct detailed studies of the genetics and physiology of plants. Combined with new technical methods of analysis, production of crops and trees can be studied from molecular level to farm and forest level. This new MSc programme is designed to educate the next generation of plant biologists, enabling them to develop plant-based solutions to complex problems within agriculture and forestry.

Future

The Plant Biology for Sustainable Production programme from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is aimed at preparing the students for research and all of the specialisations included in the programme are connected to strong res- earch environments, which provides a good basis for future research studies. The degree will also enable the students to work within several green sectors related to modern crop and tree breeding and plant protection.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Plant Biology for Sustainable Production
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Plant Biology for Breeding and Protection
  • Sustainable Plant Production - from Molecular to Field Scale
  • Introduction to Plant Biology for Sustainable Production
  • Plant Growth and Development
  • Plant Biology for Breeding and Protection
  • Sustainable Plant Production - from Molecular to Field Scale
  • Introduction to Plant Biology for Sustainable Production

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

Admission to the Master's (120 credits) programme Plant Biology for Sustainable Production requires• general entry requirements: first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits• specific entry requirements: one of the following specialisations at first-cycle level:

  • 90 credits in biology or
  • 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or
  • 60 credits in agricultural sciences and 30 credits in biology or
  • 60 credits in horticultural sciences and 30 credits in biology or
  • 60 credits in forest sciences and 30 credits in biology

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13788 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27579 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment:  72 500 SEK 
  • Total programme: 290 000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/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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