Master Plant Biotechnology

Plants form the basis of life as they convert sunlight into an inexhaustible source of food and renewable raw materials. Plants also have a stabilising effect in (agro) ecosystems, a landscape function and ornamental value. In a nutshell, we can't do without plants. Modern molecular biology has opened up a whole new range of techniques and possibilities to scientists working in the different fields of the classical plant sciences (e.g. plant physiology, plant breeding, plant pathology). The combination of these disciplines forms a challenging domain: Plant Biotechnology.

  • Master Plant Biotechnology

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Here you can find the general programme outline for Plant Biotechnology and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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Within the programme Plant Biotechnology you can choose from the following specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Functional Plant Genomics
  • Plants for Human and Animal Health
  • Molecular Plant Breeding and Pathology

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Compare the Master

Read more about how the Master Plant Biotechnology is related to other programmes and what makes the Master Plant Biotechnology at Wageningen University & Research unique.

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Application and admission

Interested in the programme Plant Biotechnology? Find out more about the specific admission requirements and application procedures.

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Future career

Read more about your career perspective and opportunities after finishing the programme Plant Biotechnology.

I find the mechanisms plants use to defend them selfs against pathogens fascinating.

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Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about Plant Biotechnology and student life in Wageningen.

I am very happy to study here.
My prime activity of course is performing laboratory experiments.

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Visiting Wageningen University & Research is the best way to meet students and experience student life. There are several activities your can attend: you can visit an open day or be a student for a day.

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