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Full time September, February MSc 2 years

About the course

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 cannot do without plants.

Programme Plant Sciences

The programme starts each year in September and February; it has a duration of two years and comprises a total of 120 ECTS credits. Credits are measured in terms of the hours of study involved: one credit is equivalent to a study load of 28 hours. Most Wageningen MSc Programmes include the academic consultancy training and an academic internship.


The core of the programme, with a minimum of 36 credits, is a scientific research project which is concluded by writing a thesis. The subject of the

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Entry Requirements

Enrolment in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University requires:

A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to your selected programme
A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade
Fluency in English, both written and spoken

Specific admission requirement for the MSc Plant Sciences is a bachelor's degree in Biology, Agriculture, Horticulture, Life Sciences or related fields. For more information contact the programme director.

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