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.
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.
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.
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.