An international 2-year master program in Genetic and Molecular Plant Science is linked to the research within the Linnean Centre. The program is arranged jointly by Uppsala University, the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and Stockholm University. The first year includes courses at the three universities:
The first course, Genetic and Molecular Plant Science, 15 ECTS, is given at Uppsala University. It has a focus on the mechanisms at molecular, cell and organismal level controlling different phases of plant development.
The second course, Genetic Diversity and Plant Breeding, 15 ECTS, is given by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and treats biodiversity and selection, plant breeding, comparative genetics, biotechnology issues and bioinformatics tools within the plant breeding area.
The spring term starts with the course Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions, 15 ECTS, at Stockholm University, focusing on the interaction among plants and their environment, for example symbiosis and effects on plants attacked by insects and microorganisms. Within this course there is also a five week project work.
For the remaining 15 ECTS of the first year the student can chose freely among courses at the three universities. In the second year the student can take additional courses or do an internship in a research lab and finish with the thesis project in one of the groups associated with the Linnean Centre in Uppsala or at the Department of Plant Physiology in Stockholm
You can apply and find information about program structure, application procedure and admission requirements at any of the three partner universities:
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Brita Svensson, Program Director
Tel +46 18 471 2879