NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY OF LIFE SCIENCES (NMBU)

Plant Science

The programme consits of three specializations:

1) Plant Production Systems, focusing on:
• Flowers, fruits, berries and vegetables

• Cereals, fiber, oil and protein plants and plants for feed

• Sustainable production systems for food, feed and ornamentals

• Physiological processes in plants, affected by external factors (nutrients, temperature, light and daylength)

• How plant breeding are used to meet the marked


2)Plant Biotechnology, focusing on:
• Theoretical and practical use of genetic and molecular methods

• Physiology processes in plants, and plant adapation to environment and climate

• Understanding of advanced gene regulation

3)Plant Proctetion, focusing on:
• Biology of insects, pathogens and weeds in agricultural systems.

• Principles for disease control, with particular focus on plant resistance and resistance breeding.

• Methods and strategies for protecting plants from pest organisms and reducing competition from weeds

Choice of electives provides the possibility for individual adjustments in the study programmes.

Application deadline Nordic applicants: April 15
EU applicants: April 15
Non EU-applicants: December 1
Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Ås
Credits 120.0
share