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Plant Biology and Biotechnology

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

The course is dealing with the life processes of plants: Seed germination, plant growth, anatomy and differentiation, metabolism, photosynthesis, stress physiology and flowering. The specific characeristics of plants are introduced such as cell wall synthesis, cell extension, the three genomes, gene regulation, plant growth hormones and natural products. In addition methods of molecular biology used in plant biotechnology such as plant model systems, transformation methods, plant tissue specific expression and use of databases are introduced. The course also deals with different organisation levels from molecular to ecosystem functions e.g. biotic interactions, herbivori and plant chemistry, and how you can use plants as detection systems.

Application and eligibility

Plant Biology and Biotechnology, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

28 October 2019

Ends

19 January 2020

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

30 ECTS grade Biology of which 7,5 ECTS grade in Plant Physiologi and Cell Biology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). 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 code

UMU-50990

Application

Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service in Swedish will open 15 March 2019 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK35,700

Total fee

SEK35,700

Contact us

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Contact persons for the course are:
Leszek Kleczkowski, Course coordinator