• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
This Plant Breeding (Online) 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.
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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 master's Plant Breeding (Online) 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:

  • Principles of Plant Breeding 
  • Plant Pathology and Disease Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Biotechnology
  • Advanced Statistics Distance Learning

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10285 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10285 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

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