Master's 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

Why this programme?

  • Focus on plant physiology and morphology on the level of a single cell to a whole plant.
  • Learn about the technical aspects of plant biotechnology as well as the ethical and regulatory aspects and intellectual property rights .
  • Applied lectures and practical courses.

Study programme of the master's Plant Biotechnology

On the Programme of Plant Biotechnology page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

You can also read more about the Background of the programme and Compare Plant Biotechnology to other master's programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Plant Biotechnology? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

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.

What moves me? Applying plant-based technology for a biobased economy.
Student Sonja

Future career

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