Study cover for Plant Breeding (Online)
M.Sc. Online

Plant Breeding (Online)

Wageningen University and Research

24 months
Duration
17616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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Tuition fee
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About

This online Plant Breeding (Online) programme from Wageningen University and Research is designed as a part-time study. The approximate workload is 20 hours per week and gives the student the flexibility to combine work and study. The programme is therefore also suitable for employees who want to continue their education in the sense of life-long-learning.

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Overview

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems. Plant Breeding involves a variety of aspects, ranging from the molecular level to the population level and requires knowledge on the physiology, ecology and genetics of cultivated plants. The use of various molecular techniques contributes enormously to the rapid identification of genes for natural resistance and is essential for accelerating the selection process by marker-assisted breeding.

Future career

Graduates from the Plant Breeding (Online) programme from Wageningen University and Research have excellent career prospects and most of them receive job offers before graduation. They are university trained professionals who are able to contribute to the sustainable development of plant production at various integration levels based on their knowledge of fundamental and applied plant sciences and their interdisciplinary approach.

Graduates with a research focus are employed at universities, research institutes and plant breeding or agribusiness companies. Other job opportunities are in management, policy, consultancy and communication in agribusiness and (non-) governmental organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Breeding 
  • Plant Pathology and Disease Epidemiology 
  • Genetics 
  • Plant Biotechnology 
  • Advanced Statistics Distance Learning 
  • Marker Assisted Selection 
  • Quantitative & Population Genetics 
  • Continuous Course Distance Learning 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant BSc degree
  • Grade point average (GPA) of 70%
  • Proficiency in English
  • Good computer skills
  • Access to broadband internet
  • Commitment to engage in a virtual learning community

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

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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