The Plant and Forest Biotechnology Master programme at Umea University provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge about plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology and functional genomics; together with an understanding of the ethical, ecological and legal aspects of plant biotechnology. Advanced knowledge is given in plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This knowledge is then applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics.
The different courses within the programme contain a variety of laboratory experiments, providing you with hands-on experience and training in how to design, perform and report scientific experiments. During your studies you also have the opportunity to establish contacts with agricultural and forestry biotechnology companies.
World leading research
The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Together they form the Umeå Plant Science Centre, UPSC, where world leading research in plant and forest biotechnology is being conducted. Many of your teachers are active scientists and the education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.
After the master programme the student is well suited to work in a plant biotechnology company. The programme is also suitable for students who would like to work in a broader laboratory environment. The student can also apply for PhD programmes in plant biology, plant biotechnology, plant microbiology and bioinformatics.Further studies?
Following your degree you can apply for PhD programmes in plant biology, plant biotechnology, plant microbiology and bioinformatics.
- Plant cell and molecular biology
- Plant Growth and Development
- Plant biotechnology and molecular breeding
- Biology and Biotechnology in Forest Production Systems
- Computational and systems biology
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBotany Bioinformatics & Biostatistics Genetics View 6 other Masters in Botany in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS biology, 30 of which should be plant biology and cell and molecular biology. Chemistry 15 ECTS.
- Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
International6542 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6542 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
- Tuition fee, first instalment: SEK 71,400
Living costs for Umeå
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.