Master of science (2 year) Full time
Are you interested in agriculture, horticulture and plant biology, environmental and climate effects on growth and quality of plants for food and feed?
You will be qualified for positions within agriculture, horticulture and environmental sectors, governmental, communal or private companies as a manager, adviser/consultant, PhD-studies, researcher, lecturer (with pedagogic) etc. You can also work internationally, in UN organizations like FAO, and NORAD.
Students will learn about flowers, fruits, berries, vegetables and cereal. Understanding of plants function, and how the environment and climate effects on their functions. Genetics and molecular methods. Plant health and plant protection.
Bachelor’s degree in Plant Sciences, Biology, Biotechnology or equivalent education that includes basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, plant physiology, soil- and natural sciences.
The following compulsory requirements must be in place for the application to be considered:
- A motivation letter specifically aimed at the program
- A weighted, average grade of minimum C (from the Bachelor's degree) is required at NMBU to be qualified for applying to Master's degrees
- English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations
Plant Production and Plant Protection, 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
• 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
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
More information can be found in the study plan here: Study plan (pdf)