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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 2017

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

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International admission round

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Number of places

20

Eligibility

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), A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university containing 60 ECTS biology, 30 of which should be plant biology and cell and molecular biology. Chemistry 15 ECTS. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester (for more information, See http://www.umu.se/english/education/master/eligibility).

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-M5008

Application

Application deadline was 16 January 2017. The application period is closed.

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

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK270,000

Second admission round for EU/EEA citizens

Programme starts

Autumn Term 2017

Type of studies

100%, Daytime

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Number of places

20

Eligibility

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), A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university containing 60 ECTS biology, 30 of which should be plant biology and cell and molecular biology. Chemistry 15 ECTS. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester (for more information, See http://www.umu.se/english/education/master/eligibility).

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-05008

Application

Application deadline was 18 April 2017. The application period is closed.

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

SEK67,500

Total fee

SEK270,000

Contact us

Contactpersons for the programme are: Laszlo Bako, Programme Co-ordinator

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Programme is given by
Faculty of Science and Technology