Plant Sciences

Wageningen University & Research

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Deze opleiding

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Academic training in plant sciences. It covers the technological aspects of crop production and deals with major environmental, quality, health and socio-economic aspects.

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 can't do without plants. The Plant Sciences are linked to a sector that is very important to the international economy. They are a field of biology that focuses on all aspects of crop production, ranging from plant breeding and the development of propagation methods to the production of food, food ingredients, pharmaceuticals, high quality products and raw materials. The Plant Sciences programme has been designed to help meet the worldwide demand for scientific expertise in the development of plant and crop production and farming systems. It not only covers the technological aspects of crop production, but also deals with important environmental, quality, health and socio-economic aspects. Interdisciplinarity is a hallmark of the programme.
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locatieWageningen
diplomaMSc Plant Sciences
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66835
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Wageningen University?

Erkenningen
awardKeuzegids topopleiding
2016 : score 82

Studieprogramma

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periode
ontraden vak stage

specialisaties

specialisatie Greenhouse Horticulture



Greenhouse horticulture is a unique agro-system and a key economic sector in
the Netherlands. It is the only system that allows significant control of (a-)biotic factors through protected cultivation. The advances in this field are based on technological innovations. This specialisation combines product quality with quality of production and focuses on production, quality- and chain-management of vegetables, cut flowers and potted plants.

specialisatie Natural Resource Management



The development of sustainable agro-ecosystems requires understanding of
the complex relationships between soil health, cultivation practices and nutrient
kinetics. Other important aspects include the interactions between agriculture
and nature, and competing claims on productive land worldwide. Natural Resource Management provides knowledge and tools to understand the interactions between the biotic and abiotic factors in agro-systems to facilitate diverse agricultural demands: bulk vs. pharmaceutical products, food vs. biofuel, conservation of biodiversity, climate change, and eco-tourism.

specialisatie Online Master Plant Breeding

This specialisation is fully online and part-time, allowing you to combine study and work.

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems. Plant Breeding involves a variety of aspects, ranging from the molecular level to the population level and requires knowledge on the physiology, ecology and genetics of cultivated plants. The use of various molecular techniques contributes enormously to the rapid identification of genes for natural resistance and is essential for accelerating the selection process by marker-assisted breeding.

specialisatie Crop Science



Sound knowledge of crop science is essential to develop appropriate cultivation methods for a reliable supply of safe, healthy food, while considering nature conservation and biodiversity. An integrated approach is crucial to studying plant production at various levels (plant, crop, farm, region). This requires a sound understanding of basic physical, chemical, and physiological aspects of crop growth. Modelling and simulation are used to analyse yield constraints and to improve production efficiency.

specialisatie Plant Pathology and Entomology



The investments made in crop production need to be protected from losses caused
by biotic stress. Integrated pest management provides protection by integrating genetic resistance, cultivation practices and biological control. This specialisation focuses on the ecology of insects, nematodes and weeds, and the epidemiology of fungi and viruses, including transmission mechanisms. Knowledge of plantinsect,
plant-pathogen, and crop-weed relations establishes the basis for studies
in integrated pest management and resistance breeding.

specialisatie Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources



Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources ranges from the molecular to the population level and requires knowledge on the physiology and genetics of cultivated plants. Plant breeding is crucial in the development of varieties that meet current demands regarding yield, disease resistance, quality and sustainable production. The use of molecular techniques adds to the rapid identification of genes for natural
resistance and is essential for accelerating selection by markerassisted
breeding.

specialisatie Vegetable Production and Supply Systems



This specialisation is a double degree programme with the Leibniz University, Hannover, Germany. After successful completion of the first year at Wageningen University, students go to Hannover where they continue the field vegetable specialisation and do an MSc-thesis on vegetable production and supply under joint supervision by both universities. The MSc thesis will be strongly linked to the industry, with on-site collaboration where possible.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
case study, literature study, colloquium, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, self evaluation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, integration module, project, laboratory work, seminar
bindend studieadvies
  • minimaal 12 EC in de eerste 6 maanden

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 december 2017
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 15000
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 17600
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 augustus 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelortoelaatbaar
hbo bachelortoelaatbaar

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
282kamerhuur in Wageningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1150totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

? studenten volgen deze opleiding
?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
9720 studenten aan de Wageningen University
56% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Semper Florens
plantenwetenschappen en de plantenbiotechnologie

Op kamers in Wageningen

10387studenten studerend
5477studenten woonachtig   
€ 282gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Kim Magnee

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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algemeen oordeel4.24.2
inhoud4.14.1
docenten4.14.1
studiefaciliteiten4.14.1
studielast3.83.8
studiebegeleiding3.93.9

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Plant Sciences aan de Wageningen University is beoordeeld door 78 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baanzeer slecht
salaris na 1,5 jaar slecht
kans op een vaste baan slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • bedrijfshoofd veredelingsbedrijf (meewerkend <50%)
  • beleidsmedewerker land-, tuin-, bosbouw (wetenschappelijk)
  • bos- en landschapsadviseur (wetenschappelijk)
  • houtvester
  • inspecteur algemene inspectie landbouw en visserij
  • landbouwconsulent
  • manager veredelingsbedrijf, bosbedrijf (groot)
  • plantenteeltkundig onderzoeker
  • plantenveredelaar (wetenschappelijk)
  • secretaris productschap (wetenschappelijk)
  • wetenschappelijk onderzoeker plantenteelt, land-, tuin-, bosbouw
bron: CBS

Contact

Studievoorlichting
E: study@wur.nl
T: 0317-48 48 48
Programmeteam Sensory Science

Programme Director

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