Animal Science – Master's programme

Published: 02 July 2024

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 2024 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 2 September

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 two 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 animal science field and through course selection have opportunities to deepen your knowledge in several different profile areas. You will find more information about the different courses below the course schedule at this site.

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 of the course.


Once again, welcome to SLU!

Emma Ivarsson
Programme director of studies

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 2024 the following places have been announced:

  • Year 2: 4 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.

Syllabuses (pdf)

Course subject area and level

Course syllabuses provide information about a course’s subject area(s) and its level and specialisation. The syllabus is available from the course’s webpage which you can search for here. If you are studying on a programme, you can in most cases click the course heading on the programme’s course schedule to go to the course page.


  • G1N: First-cycle level, only upper secondary entry requirements
  • G1F: First-cycle level, fewer than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirement
  • G2F: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement
  • G2E: First-cycle level, a minimum of 60 credits at first-cycle level as entry requirement, contains a degree project for the Degree of Bachelor
  • A1N: Second-cycle level, only first-cycle course(s) as entry requirement – at SLU, a minimum of 120 credits at first-cycle level is required
  • A1F: Second-cycle level, contains degree project for
    Master’s degree (60 credits)
  • GXX: First-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified
  • AXX: Second-cycle level, course specialisation cannot be classified

Graphical course schedules

The graphical course schedule (pdf-file) shows all programme courses in an overview picture.

Course schedule Animal Science - Master's programme 2024/2025 (pdf)
Course schedule Animal Science - Master's programme 2023/2024 (pdf)
Course schedule Animal Science - Master's programme 2022/2023 (pdf)

Link to Academic calendar

Course search - search for your course pages (be careful to apply the appropriate filter for earlier study periods!)

Course schedule academic year 23/24

Year 1

Biology of lactation

2023-09-28 - 2023-10-30
7.5 hp
Beskrivning av grafiken nedan

Year 2

Course schedule academic year 24/25

Year 1

Year 2

If you would like to apply for this programme

This page is for students currently studying on the programme. If you are not currently a student but would like to apply, you can read more about the programme’s content and the application process here.


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 Applied Animal Science and Welfare, SLU, +46 18 67 20 44

Education officer

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