Animal Science – Master's programme

Published: 07 April 2021

This webpage is for students on the Animal Science - Master's programme.

Here you will find information about the programme, welcome letter with roll call information, your course schedule, contact information, and the documents that regulate the education. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

Welcome letter

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Animal Science - Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn.

The autumn semester 2021 will begin with a roll call.

Date: Monday 30 August

Time and place: On the pages for New students, you will find information about the study start and when the roll call for your programme begins.

On these pages, you will also find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the orientation days. The orientation days are not mandatory but we recommend that you attend them. They take place at the end of August, before the semester starts, and provide essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Animal Science- a scientific approach. On the course page, you will find a timetable for your classes and other course-related information. Timetables and reading lists will be published at least four weeks before the course starts.

The following 2 years will be valuable, exciting, challenging and contribute both to your personal and scientific development. As a student on the Animal Science - Master's programme you will get a broad knowledge within the field of animal science and through course selection get the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in several different profile areas. You will find more information about the different courses in the course schedule further down on this page.

If you have any questions about the course schedule or the programme, please contact the programme director of studies Emma Ivarsson by email. If you have specific questions about a course, please contact the course leader.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Emma Ivarsson
Director of Studies
+46 18 67 20 44

Course leader on the first course:
Maria Andersson
+46 730 66 63 16

Admission to latter parts of the programme

Link to general information about admission to latter part of SLU programmes at SLU. Here you will also find information on how to apply.

For the autumn semester 2021 the following places have been announced:

  • Year 2: 5 places


If there are more eligible applicants than there are places, the applicants are ranked according to how many points they are judged to be able to credit for the degree to which the programme aims. If two or more applicants for the same place have the same merit rating, the places are allocated by drawing lots.

Student information - scholarships

Announcements, forms and other information can be found on the faculty's scholarship page.

Graphical course schedules


This programme is taught in English.

The name of the programme in Swedish is Husdjursvetenskap - masterprogram.


Programme director of studies - Animal Science

Emma Ivarsson, Senior Lecturer 
Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, SLU, +46 18 67 20 44

Education officer

Contact the education officer if you have questions about credit transfers, the programme syllabus, etc.




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