Plant Sciences - Master of Science

Plant Sciences - Master of Science

Master (2 year) 2 years

Håkon Sparre, NMBU

Are you interested in agriculture and horticulture, ecological agriculture or plant biology and the effect of climate and environment on growth and quality?

Health aspects of plants and food?

Application deadline:

June 1st
International applicants:
December 1st

Study start
Autumn 2020
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Contact info

Study coordinator:
phone: 6723 2868/6723 0121
Admission Office:
Phone:  67 23 01 11

The programme provides specialization in agriculture, horticulture, plant biology or plant protection.

You can choose between three study options:

  • Plant Production Systems,
  • Plant Biotechnology and
  • Plant Protection

More information can be found in the study plan here: Study plan

What can you use this qualification for?

Work opportunities include managerial positions in environment or agriulture. You will be qualified for governmental, communal or private sectors as a manager, adviser/consultant, PhD-student, researcher, lecturer (with pedagogic). You can work internationally, in UN organizations like FAO, and NORAD.

What will you learn?

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.

Detailed requirements

Bachelor’s degree in plant science, biology, biotechnology or equivalent education that includes basic knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, plant physiology, and natural sciences.

There is a minimum mark requirement of C for admission.

Applicants must demonstrate English language ability in accordance with the NMBU regulations.

More information

Plant Production Systems, focusing on:
• Flowers, fruits, berries and vegetables
• Cereal, fibre and oil plants and diverse fodder plants
• Environmentally sustainable growing methods
• Physiological processes in plants, affected by external conditions (nutrients, temperature, light and daylength)
• How plant breeding are used to meet the marked

Plant Biotechnology, focusing on:
• Understanding of plants function, and how the environment and climate effects on their functions
• Genetics and molecular methods

Plant Protection, focusing on:
• Biology of plant pests, diseases and weeds
• Methods and strategies for protecting plants from pest organisms and reducing competition from weeds



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