Master's Biobased Sciences

The MSc Biobased Sciences focuses on the transition from a petrochemical to a biobased society. The programme includes multidisciplinary design of production chains including biomass production, bioconversion, biorefinery and societal, logistic and economic transition processes.

At this moment the specialisations are offered within the MSc Biosystems Engineering, MSc Biotechnology and the MSc Plant Science. As from September 2018 the specialisations will be included in the upcoming MSc Biobased Sciences. The MSc Biobased Sciences will start in September 2018 on condition of approval by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences and accreditation by the Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO).

Master Biobased Sciences

New MSc programme coming up in 2018


MSc Biobased Sciences is a two-year programme. The start of the programme is planned in September 2018. Learn more about the courses on the programme page. Or read more about the background of the Biobased Sciences programme.


The graduate develops expertise in one of the three disciplines:

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 the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

Future Career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.

Application and Admission

Contingent upon accreditation, the MSc programme Biobased Sciences will be launched in September 2018. Interested in taking part in the programme? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

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