Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Degree: Master
University: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences , Faculty: Faculty of Forest Sciences
City: Uppsala , Country: Sweden
Discipline: Engeneering & Technology
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  • Admission deadline January 15
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Plant biotechnology is becoming an increasingly important tool for solving some of the global problems with food and fuel supplies, and ecosystem management, in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner.

    This international Masters Programme offers students the competence and skills to understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme comprises courses in plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development.

    This expertise is then applied to plant and tree breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is intended to provide the students with both theoretical and practical knowledge in plant physiology, molecular biology and biotechnology. It will also give the students a better understanding of the ethical, ecological and legal aspects of plant and forest biotechnology.

    Future Prospects

    Within the programme, you can choose an orientation that is either generally related to biotechnology of all plant systems, or specifically related to forest biotechnology. After finishing this programme the students will be prepared to work in agricultural and forestry biotechnology companies and in national and international organizations dealing with these questions. The programme also prepares the students for postgraduate studies.

    Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

    Next start: Umeå 29 August 2011

    Number of admission places: 30


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