Master's Programme in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science, 120 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor's degree in Biology or Molecular Biology, including Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Plant Physiology for a total of at least 30 ECTS credits or the equivalent. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or the equivalent.

Description

The programme aims to give advanced knowledge about plants and plant research in a broad perspective. The courses deal with the theoretical importance of plants and plant research, within the framework of environmental protection, industrial resea…

The programme aims to give advanced knowledge about plants and plant research in a broad perspective. The courses deal with the theoretical importance of plants and plant research, within the framework of environmental protection, industrial research and legislation, and it gives thorough practical training in planning and executing plant-related research projects. The course also examines the opportunities and risks of gene-modified organisms (GMO)s. The programme is a collaboration between Stockholm University (SU), Uppsala University (UU) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU-Uppsala). The first year comprises three compulsory courses. The first course, The Growth and Development of Plants (UU), focuses on the mechanisms at molecular, cell and organism levels, that control various phases of the development of plants. The next course, Genetic Diversity and Plant Breeding (SLU), deals with biodiversity, plant breeding and comparative genetics, together with issues of biotechnology and the tools of bioinformatics within the field of plant breeding. The course Plant-Microbe Interactions (SU) focuses on the interactions of plants with their surroundings, and includes the phenomenon of symbiosis and defence strategies against attacks by insects and micro-organisms. This course includes a five-week project. The year ends with elective courses of a total of 15 HEC. The second year consists of optional courses and a degree project of 30, 45 or 60 HEC at any one of the departments involved.

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Subject

Biology

Biology means the study of life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, diversity, their interaction with their environment and their presence in time and space. There are many subdivisions and topics within Biology such as: molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, zoology, ethology, faunistics, floristics and ecology. An education in biology not only gives you basic knowledge in biology, but also an understanding of relationships between structure and function on various biological levels and it also gives you a grasp of the processes that control the evolution of the organism. Biology is an experimental subject, meaning it alternates theoretical studies with practical exercises such as laboratory work and field trips. Examples of laboratory work include analyzing DNA molecules, producing bacteria or studying preparations of various tissues under a microscope. Dissections and experiments with living organisms are a part of an education in biology, however, an option without animal experiments within the zoology moments is also available. You will be able to study animals and plants in their natural habitats as well as participate in practical ecological field work through different field trips and excursions. Stockholm University has access to three field stations located in interesting nature areas: Tovetorp in Södermanland, Askö in Trosa Archipelago and Tjärnö on the west coast of Sweden.

Biology

Education events

Autumn 2017

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Grades of academic courses, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Additional information: Application deadline 15 January..

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 70000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-56384

Autumn 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Grades of academic courses, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Additional information: Application deadline 15 January..

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 70000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-56589