The teaching is diverse, consisting of modern laboratory and computer courses, field courses, seminars and excursions. The curriculum is intertwined with research. You will be introduced to the research groups from the beginning of your studies, so you will become familiar with research methods as your studies progress. Much of the study material is in various learning platforms (such as Moodle), which allow distance learning. You will have a personal tutor who will help you tailor an individual study plan according to your requirements.
Within the programme you can choose among several optional study modules and focus on:
- PBIO-110 Plant Growth and Developmental Biology, 15 cr
- PBIO-120 Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Biology, 15 cr
- PBIO-130 Advanced Plant Molecular Biology, 15 cr
- PBIO-140 Evolutionary Ecology of Plants, 15 cr
- PBIO-150 Subarctic Ecology and Flora, 15 cr
- PBIO-160 Taxonomy and Systematics, 15 cr
- PBIO-170 Diversity and Distribution of Plants and Fungi, 15 cr
All modules are worth at least 15 credits. They are interlinked to ensure a coherent and balanced degree that allows you to obtain a broad perspective. Alternatively, you can focus on your primary research interest while acquiring the skills needed to follow your career goals on completion of your degree.
A translational perspective is emphasised in courses in which it is relevant. That will allow you to apply the acquired basic knowledge in problem-based research, bridging the gap between basic and applied research.