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Biology and Biotechnology in Forest Production Systems

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2017

About course

The course includes theory, laboratory exercises and project work. It starts with basic theory underlying the optimization of forest production systems and forest biotechnology in terms of increasing raw material production and promoting desirable wood and fiber properties. The theory covers aspects such as growth optimization, wood formation, biosynthesis of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin, wood/fiber structure and chemistry. The course highlights several important processes in forest production systems such as somatic embrogynesis plant production and growth optimization in plantation forestry.

Application and eligibility

Biology and Biotechnology in Forest Production Systems, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 20 March 2017

Ends

Lectures end on week starting 2 June 2017

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Application deadline

15 August 2016

Application code

UMU-F5090

Application

Please note: This application period is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Submit a late online application at universityadmissions.se

Required Knowledge

Chemistry 15 ECT, Biology 60 ECT of which at least 30 ECT has to be plant biology and cell- and molecular biology. English proficiency equivalent to English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application and Tuition fees

Students who are citizens of countries outside the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.
Citizens of the EU/EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay application and tuition fees. However, you must provide proof of your citizenship (and fee-exempt status).

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 33,750

Total fee

SEK 33,750
For more details, visit University Admissions

Contact us

Contactpersons for the course are: Maria Karlsson, Study advisor EMG, Edouard Pesquet, course coordinator

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Course is given by
Department of Plant Physiology