Animal Science – Master's programme

Published: 29 June 2020

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 2020 will begin with a roll call.

Date: 31 August

Time and place: On the pages for New students, you will find information when the roll call for your programme begins and which room the roll call will be in.

On these pages, you will also find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the roll-call and the orientation days. The orientation days are not mandatory but we highly recommend that you attend them. They take place August 26-28, 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 mail. 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

Programme information related to Corona/Covid-19

The first course on the programme (year 1) "Animal Science - a scientific approach" will be a mix of campus and distance teaching. If you will not be able to make it to Uppsala at the start of the semester, please contact Emma Ivarsson, Director of studies, to discuss your options.

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 - independent projects

Information for students who will be starting their independent project (Master's thesis) in the subject of Animal Science during the autumn semester 2020.


Applications are made at Use the application code SLU-10077. 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.


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.

Graphical course schedules

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

Course schedule Animal Science - Master's programme 2020/2021 (pdf)
Course schedule Animal Science - Master's programme 2019/2020 (pdf)

Link to Academic calendar


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.




Page editor: