Plant Biotechnology

Wageningen University

Plant Biotechnology

Plants form the basis of life as they convert sunlight into an inexhaustible source of food and renewable raw materials. Plants also have a stabilising effect in (agro-) ecosystems, a landscape function and ornamental value. In a nutshell, we can’t do without plants. Modern molecular biology has opened up a whole new range of techniques and possibilities to scientists working in the different fields of the classical plant sciences (e.g. plant physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology). The combination of these disciplines forms a brand new domain: Plant Biotechnology.

The programme starts each year in September; it has a duration of two years and comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits. Credits are measured in terms of the hours of study involved: one credit is equivalent to a study load of 28 hours. Most Wageningen MSc Programmes include the academic consultancy training and an academic internship.

Sometimes the options are limited by the type of BSc diploma or previous work experience. Some students know which specialisation they want right from the start. Others have more difficulties deciding on a specialisation. Our study advisors can help you in making this choice. The MSc Plant Biotechnology offers three specialisations:

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