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Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

  • Number of credits 120 Credits
  • Study time 2 years (full time)
  • Level Master’s Degree
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

Plant biotechnology is an important tool to solve global problems. How do we produce enough food in the world? How do we develop renewable fuels and manage ecosystems in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner? The Master’s programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology gives you specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges.

Film: Nr 1 choice for international students
Nr 1 choice for international students

Kalinka Gonzales from Brazil was curious about Sweden and the plant and forest research at Umeå Plant Science Centre.

While studying

The programme provides you with theoretical and practical knowledge about plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology and functional genomics; together with an understanding of the ethical, ecological and legal aspects of plant biotechnology. Advanced knowledge is given in plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This knowledge is then applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics.

Hands-on experience

The different courses within the programme contain a variety of laboratory experiments, providing you with hands-on experience and training in how to design, perform and report scientific experiments. During your studies you also have the opportunity to establish contacts with agricultural and forestry biotechnology companies.

World leading research

The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences). Together they form the Umeå Plant Science Centre, UPSC, where world leading research in plant and forest biotechnology is being conducted. Many of your teachers are active scientists and the education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.

Programme overview

Career opportunities

After the Master's programme you are well suited to work in a plant biotechnology company. The programme is also suitable for students who would like to work with research and development in a broader laboratory environment.

Further studies?

Following your degree you can apply for PhD programmes in plant biology, plant biotechnology, plant microbiology and bioinformatics.

Application and eligibility

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology, 120 hp

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

International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Number of places

20

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS biology, 30 of which should be plant biology and cell and molecular biology. Chemistry 15 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M5008

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 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

SEK71,400

Total fee

SEK285,600

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2019

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Number of places

20

Eligibility

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 60 ECTS biology, 30 of which should be plant biology and cell and molecular biology. Chemistry 15 ECTS. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-05008

Application

The online application opens 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

SEK71,400

Total fee

SEK285,600

Contact us

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology
Contact persons for the programme are:
Laszlo Bako, Programme Co-ordinator