Programme Plant Breeding

The online master's specialisation is designed for part time study (approx. 20 hrs/week) to combine work and study. A course-programme of 2 years will be followed by a tailor-made internship and master's thesis. During the courses you will closely collaborate with lecturers, tutors and fellow distance learning students on a virtual learning platform. The course programme includes two short stays of two weeks each in Wageningen for essential practicals that relate to the theory. There may be options to organise the internship and master's thesis in your professional context, either part-time or full-time.

Please check the study handbook for the complete course description

Year 1

  • Principles of Plant Breeding (PBR-22803)
  • Plant Pathology and Disease Epidemiology (PBR- 23303)
  • Genetics (PBR-31803)
  • Plant Biotechnology (PBR-23803)
  • Wageningen Week Part 1 (PBR-32303)
  • Advanced Statistics Distance Learning (MAT-25303)
  • Marker Assisted Selection (PBR-32803)
  • Quantitative & Population Genetics (PBR-33303)
  • Continuous Course Distance Learning (YEI-61912)

Year 2

  • Breeding for Quality (PBR-31802)
  • Breeding for Tolerance (PBR-32302)
  • Breeding for Resistance (PBR-32802)
  • Germplasm and Seed Technology (PBR-33803)
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics (PBR-34303)
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis (PBR-34803)
  • Wageningen Week Part 2 (PBR- 35303)
  • Design of Plant Breeding Programs (PBR-35803)
  • New Trends in Plant Breeding (PBR-3xx03)
  • Continuous Course Distance Learning (YEI-61912)

Year 3 (full-time) or Year 3 and 4 (part-time)

  • MSc Thesis Plant Breeding (PBR-80436)
  • MSc Internship Plant Breeding (PBR-70424)

Please check the study handbook for the complete course description

Questions about the online exams?

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