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The specialization Applied Plant Research is a combination of theoretical and research-based projects. Your weekly timetable is based around theoretical courses and your research project.

Applied Plant Research focuses on

  • Plant & Soil Health
  • Plant Physiology
  • Plant Breeding

The knowledge gained during these modules is particularly relevant to the fields in which applied plant scientists are most likely to build their career.
We also offer additional support in your chosen specialisation, where your personal ambitions may lie. Our experts will provide supervision and guidance during your individual study of a topic you are particularly interested in.


Examples of topics chosen by past students include:

  • ‘The influence of ethylene in plant-pathogen reactions’,
  • ‘Marker assisted plant breeding’ and
  • ‘The mechanism behind abscission’