Plant Sciences (MPS) / MSc

MSc Common part

»  Planning programme common part

Common Part

The Common Part does not apply for specialisation F - Online Master Plant Breeding.
RO0: Choose this course after consultation with the study advisor.
RO1: Choose in consultation and agreement with your study adviser either RO1A or RO1B: - RO1A focuses on consultancy and business.
- RO1B focuses on research proposal writing and funding.
YMC-60300 is an 'umbrella' code. Instead, choose and register for 3 credits worth of modular skills (MOS) courses. For an overview of possible MOS courses please see under YMC-60300 in the study handbook.


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
YFS-10801Wageningen Scientific Preparation Week1.00RO0M11WD
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO1AM1/21AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-60809Academic Consultancy Training9.00RO1AM1/21WD, 2WD, 3MO+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
YEI-60312Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing12.00RO1BM21WD, 2WD, 3WD+4WD, 5WD, 6WD





A - Crop Science

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO0: Choose courses from RO0 if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme. Note: the course content of HPP-21306 is similar to that of HPP-23806. Choose either HPP-21306 or HPP-23806.
RO1: Choose one course; it is not allowed to choose a course which is part of the cluster of your choice from RO2-RO5.
RO2-RO5: Choose one RO-cluster.
RO6: Choose one internship or second thesis. Choose in consultation with the examiner of your internship or second thesis an additional course related to the subject of the internship or thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
HPP-23806Crops, Physiology and Environment6.00RO0M12AF
PPS-20306Systems Analysis, Simulation and Systems Management6.00RO0M12MO
HPP-21306Crop Ecology6.00RO0M15MO
CSA-30806Research Methods in Crop Science6.00RO1M11AF
CSA-31806Grassland Science6.00RO1M11AF
CSA-34306Ecological Modelling and Data Analysis in R6.00RO1M12AF
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO1M14WD
PPS-30806Analysing Sustainability of Farming Systems6.00RO1M15AF
FSE-31806Agroecology6.00RO2M16WD
FSE-80436MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO3M14WD
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-30306Advanced Crop Physiology6.00RO4M14WD
CSA-80936MSc Thesis Crop Physiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO5M13WD
PPS-80436MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80424MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80924MSc Thesis Crop Physiology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-70424MSc Internship Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-80424MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-80424MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems24.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Greenhouse Horticulture

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO0: Choose courses from RO0 if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme. Note: the course content of HPP-21306 is similar to that of HPP-23806. Choose either HPP-21306 or HPP-23806.
RO1: Choose one course.
RO2-RO3: Choose one RO-cluster.
- If RO2 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
- If RO3 is selected, choose one course and the thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO4: Choose one internship or second thesis.
Choose in consultation with the examiner of your internship or second thesis an additional course related to the subject of the internship or thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
HPP-20306Physiology and Development of Plants in Horticulture6.00RO0M11MO
HPP-23806Crops, Physiology and Environment6.00RO0M12AF
HPP-21306Crop Ecology6.00RO0M15MO
CSA-30806Research Methods in Crop Science6.00RO1M11AF
FTE-31306Greenhouse Technology6.00RO1M13WD
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO1M14WD
HPP-31306Product Quality Measurements & Analysis6.00RO1M15AF
HPP-30806Postharvest Physiology6.00RO2M12MO
HPP-31306Product Quality Measurements & Analysis6.00RO2M15AF
HPP-31806Advanced Methods for Plant-Climate Research in Controlled Environments6.00RO2M15MO
HPP-80436MSc Thesis Horticulture and Product Physiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-30306Plant Cell and Tissue Culture6.00RO3M15AF
PPH-30806Plant Plasticity and Adaptation6.00RO3M16WD
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80924MSc Thesis Crop Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80424MSc Thesis Entomology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HPP-70424MSc Internship Horticulture and Product Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
HPP-80424MSc Thesis Horticulture and Product Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80424MSc Thesis Plant Physiology24.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Natural Resource Management

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose one course.
RO2: Choose one course; it is not allowed to choose a course which is part of the cluster of your choice from RO3-RO6.
RO3-RO7: Choose one RO-cluster.
- If RO6 is selected, choose one course and the MSc thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
- If RO7 is selected, choose one course and the MSc thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO8: Choose an internship or second thesis. Choose in consultation with the examiner of your internship or second thesis an additional course related to the subject of the internship or thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ENT-30306Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1M11AF
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO1M14WD
SOQ-31806Nutrient Management6.00RO1M15AF
CSA-30806Research Methods in Crop Science6.00RO2M11AF
CSA-31806Grassland Science6.00RO2M11AF
MAT-20306Advanced Statistics6.00RO2M11MO, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO
CSA-34306Ecological Modelling and Data Analysis in R6.00RO2M12AF
PPS-31306Global Food Security6.00RO2M12AF
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO2M13WD
WSG-35806Climate Smart Agriculture6.00RO2M13WD
MAT-22306Quantitative Research Methodology and Statistics6.00RO2M13WD, 4WD
FSE-31806Agroecology6.00RO3M16WD
FSE-80436MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO4M14WD
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-30306Advanced Crop Physiology6.00RO5M14WD
CSA-80936MSc Thesis Crop Physiology36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO6M13WD
PPS-30806Analysing Sustainability of Farming Systems6.00RO6M15AF
PPS-80436MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems36.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
SOQ-32806Biological Interactions in Soils6.00RO7M12AF
SOQ-35306The Carbon Dilemma6.00RO7M15MO
SOQ-81836MSc Thesis Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality36.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80424MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80924MSc Thesis Crop Physiology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-70424MSc Internship Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FSE-80424MSc Thesis Farming Systems Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-80424MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SOQ-70424MSc Internship Soil Quality24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SOQ-81824MSc Thesis Soil Biology and Biological Soil Quality24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





D - Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO0: Choose courses from RO0 if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme.
RO1: Choose one course.
RO2-RO3: Choose one RO-cluster.
- If RO3 is selected, choose one course and the MSc thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO4: Choose one internship or second thesis.
Choose in consultation with the examiner of your internship or second thesis an additional course related to the subject of the internship or thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
MAT-20306Advanced Statistics6.00RO0M11MO, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO
PBR-22303Plant Breeding3.00RO0M11MO, 4MO
PBR-21803Pre-breeding3.00RO0M14AF
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO1M12AF, 5AF
ABG-30806Modern Statistics for the Life Sciences6.00RO1M15AF
INF-21306Data Management6.00RO1M15MO
PBR-30306Breeding for Stress Tolerance and Quality6.00RO1M15MO
GEN-30806Population and Quantitative Genetics6.00RO1M16WD
PBR-30806Design of Plant Breeding Programmes6.00RO2M16WD
PBR-80436MSc Thesis Plant Breeding36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-30306Genetic Analysis Trends and Concepts6.00RO3M11AF, 6WD
GEN-30806Population and Quantitative Genetics6.00RO3M16WD
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
BIF-70324MSc Internship Bioinformatics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIF-80324MSc Thesis Bioinformatics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-70424MSc Internship Biosystematics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-80424MSc Thesis Biosystematics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-80424MSc Thesis Cell Biology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80424MSc Thesis Entomology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80424MSc Thesis Genetics24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-70424MSc Internship Molecular Biology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-80424MSc Thesis Molecular Biology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80424MSc Thesis Nematology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-70424MSc Internship Plant Breeding24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-80424MSc Thesis Plant Breeding24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80424MSc Thesis Phytopathology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80424MSc Thesis Plant Physiology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-70424MSc Internship Virology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-80424MSc Thesis Virology24.00RO4M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





E - Plant Pathology and Entomology

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO0: Choose courses from RO0 if these or equivalent courses have not been part of your BSc-programme.
RO1: Choose one course.
RO2-RO7: Choose one RO-cluster.
- If RO6 is selected, choose one course and the MSc thesis. The selected course must be related to the thesis topic.
RO8: Choose one internship or second thesis.
Choose in consultation with the examiner of your internship or second thesis an additional course related to the subject of the internship or thesis.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
PHP-21303Fundamentals of Plant Pathology and Entomology3.00RO0M11MO
GEN-20806Plant Biotechnology6.00RO0M12MO
ENT-30306Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1M11AF
PHP-30806Molecular Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1M12AF
PPH-30806Plant Plasticity and Adaptation6.00RO1M16WD
CSA-32806Functional Diversity for Sustainable Crop Production6.00RO2M14WD
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-30806Fundamental and Applied Aspects of the Biology of Insects6.00RO3M11AF, 2AF, 3WD, 4WD, 5AF, 6WD
ENT-80436MSc Thesis Entomology36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-30306Host-Parasite Interactions6.00RO4M11MO, 1AF, 2AF, 2MO, 3WD, 4WD, 5MO, 5AF, 6MO, 6AF
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-30306Plant-Microbe Interactions6.00RO5M16WD
PHP-80436MSc Thesis Phytopathology36.00RO5M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-30306Plant Cell and Tissue Culture6.00RO6M15AF
PPH-30806Plant Plasticity and Adaptation6.00RO6M16WD
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO6M21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-30806Fundamental and Applied Virology6.00RO7M14WD
VIR-80436MSc Thesis Virology36.00RO7M21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80424MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80424MSc Thesis Entomology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80424MSc Thesis Nematology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-70424MSc Internship Plant Breeding24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-80424MSc Thesis Plant Breeding24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80424MSc Thesis Phytopathology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80424MSc Thesis Plant Physiology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-70424MSc Internship Virology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-80424MSc Thesis Virology24.00RO8M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





F - Plant Breeding

 »  Planning programme & specialization

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
PBR-22803Principles of Plant Breeding (DL)3.00CSM11DL
GEN-31302Population Genetics (DL)2.00CSM12DL
PBR-31803Genetics (DL)3.00CSM12DL
PHP-21803Plant Pathology and Disease Epidemiology (DL)3.00CSM13DL
PBR-23803Plant Biotechnology (DL)3.00CSM14DL
MAT-25303Advanced Statistics (DL)3.00CSM15DL
PBR-32303Wageningen Weeks Part 1 (DL)3.00CSM15DL
PBR-36804Markers in Quantitative Genetics and Plant Breeding (DL)4.00CSM16DL
YPS-60315Plant Breeding Design Cluster (DL)15.00CSM1/21DL+2DL+3DL+4DL+5DL+6DL
PBR-32302Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance (DL)2.00CSM21DL
PBR-33803Germplasm and Seed Technology (DL)3.00CSM21DL
PBR-32802Breeding for Resistance (DL)2.00CSM22DL
PBR-34303Genomics and Bioinformatics (DL)3.00CSM23DL
PBR-34803Experimental Design and Data Analysis of Breeding Trials (DL)3.00CSM24DL
PBR-31802Breeding for Quality (DL)2.00CSM25DL
PBR-35303Wageningen Weeks Part 2 (DL)3.00CSM25DL
PBR-36303New Trends in Plant Breeding (DL)3.00CSM26DL
PBR-70424MSc Internship Plant Breeding24.00CSM3/41,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-80436MSc Thesis Plant Breeding36.00CSM3/41,2,3,4,5,6





G - Biomass Production and Carbon Capture

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose two courses from RO1
RO2-4: Choose one RO-cluster
RO5: Choose one internship.

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
FTE-34806Modelling of Biobased Production Systems6.00RO1M11AF
CSA-21306Seagriculture: Seaweed Biology and Cultivation6.00RO1M12AF
FEM-30806Resource Dynamics and Sustainable Utilization6.00RO1M12AF
PPS-30306Quantitative Analysis of Land Use Systems (QUALUS)6.00RO1M13WD
PBR-31306Bioresources6.00RO1M15AF
BPE-35306Microalgae Biotechnology6.00RO1M15MO
CSA-30306Advanced Crop Physiology6.00RO2M14WD
CSA-80936MSc Thesis Crop Physiology36.00RO2M21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-30306Breeding for Stress Tolerance and Quality6.00RO3M15MO
PBR-80436MSc Thesis Plant Breeding36.00RO3M21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-30806Plant Plasticity and Adaptation6.00RO4M16WD
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO4M21,2,3,4,5,6
BPE-70324MSc Internship Bioprocess Engineering24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70924MSc Internship Crop Physiology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FEM-70424MSc Internship Forest Ecology and Forest Management24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PBR-70424MSc Internship Plant Breeding24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO5M1/21,2,3,4,5,6