Animal Science – Master's programme

Published: 09 April 2019
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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

Welcome to the Animal Science - Master's programme

We wish to congratulate you on your choice of Master's programme and your place at the Animal Science - Master's programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn.

This programme, and the autumn semester, will begin on Monday 2 September in Uppsala. At 08:45 am the welcome programme starts in Loftets hörsal (see map). Thereafter, registration takes place (the student union will help you find your way).

Please note, new students are strongly advised to attend the orientation programme which begins on Thursday 29 August. For more information, visit the New student webpage. During the programme you will be given essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU.

Students in the Animal Science - Master's programme will have a choice of several courses throughout the programme. For details, see the Course schedule (click on the blue heading below).

You will start your studies with the course Animal Science - a scientific approach, 15 credits. On the course homepage you will find the timetable and course messages four weeks prior to course start. You enter the course homepages by clicking on your course in the Course Schedule (blue heading below). You may also search for courses at SLU with the Course Search. If you have specific questions about a course, please contact the course leader.

All courses will be taken at the SLU campus in Ultuna, Uppsala.

Once again, welcome to SLU and the Animal Science - Master's programme!

Emma Ivarsson, programme director of studies
Tel: +46 18 67 20 44

Curriculum changes from 2016

The curriculum for the Animal Science - Master's programme has been changed, beginning from the academic year 2016/2017. New courses offered within the programme are listed in the current course schedule. Older courses that have been offered for the last time are listed below. Generally, students who have been admitted to and registered on a course that has been offered for the last time, but are still not approved, shall be offered three re-examinations during two years after the last course period, and one renewed opportunity to fulfill requirements of compulsory elements within two years after the last course period.

The following courses previously included in the Animal Science - Master's programme were offered for the last time during the academic year 2015/2016:

The following courses previously included in the Animal Science - Master's programme were offered for the last time during the academic year 2016/2017:

The following courses previously included in the Animal Science - Master's programme were offered for the last time during the academic year 2017/2018:

Student information - credit transfer

In a general qualification, studies from other Swedish higher education institutions may be included in your degree application. Credits of studies from outside of Sweden must be transferred.

You will find more information, together with the forms you need, on the page Credit transfer.

Student information - degree projects

Information for students who will be starting their degree project (Master's thesis) in the subject of Animal Science during the autumn semester 2019.

Application

Applications are made at universityadmissions.se. Use the application code SLU-10238. The application period is 15 March to 15 April, but it will be possible to make late entries. However, note that late applications are handled in chronological order after all regular entries.

Supervisor

Before you apply, you must be assigned a supervisor. You can either contact the supervisor yourself, or notify your interest in a project to a department and be assigned a supervisor. Your supervisor and your project must be approved by the department before you can be registered on the course and start your project. Read more about procedures and how things are done on the VH Faculty webpage about degree projects.

How do I proceed?

Detailed information on how the project is to be carried out can be found on the VH Faculty webpage about degree projects. There you will also find all the links and documents you need.

Student information - scholarships

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

Facts

This programme is taught in English.

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


Contact

Programme director of studies - Animal Science

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

Education officer

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

E-mail: utb.handl.VH@slu.se

 

 

Page editor: Sofia.Webering.Ekberg@slu.se