Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - Master´s Programme; admitted from autumn 2023

Published: 15 March 2024

This webpage is for students on the Plant Biology for Sustainable  Production - Master´s Programme.

Here you find information about the programme, welcome letter with core information, your course schedule, contacts and the documents that regulate the education. 




Welcome letter Autumn 2024

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Plant Biology for Sustainable Production Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Alnarp/Uppsala this autumn.

The autumn semester 2024 will begin with a roll call.

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 Introduction to Plant Biology for Sustainable Production (Alnarp); Introduction to Plant Biology for Sustainable Production (Uppsala). 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.

This program is unique in that it combines expertise from three of the strongest plant science environments in Sweden. This gives you as the student the opportunity to be mentored by some of the most prominent plant scientists in the country. All our teachers are active in cutting-edge research providing excellent training opportunities in their laboratories, and a global network in their fields. The course content is often covering molecular regulation of plant processes. Therefore, we recommend that you have a good understanding of the the basic concepts in molecular biology (replication, transcription and translation) before you start the programme. Reading covering these topics can be found here:  and

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Ida Lager (Alnarp) and Anders Kvarnheden (Uppsala),

Directors of Studies

Admission to latter part of the programme

Here you will find information about admission to latter parts of SLU programmes and how you apply.

In autumn semester 2024 there are available places on the programme.

  • Year 1: 0 places
  • Year 2: 4 places-ODLA and 1 place-VÄXT


If there are more qualified applicants than available places when the application period has ended, than the applicants are ranked according to how many credits they can transfer to the degree. When the applicants have equal credentials, lottery is applied.


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

Course schedule academic year 23/24

Course schedule academic year 24/25

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.


Programme director of studies - Plant Biology for Sustainable Production

Ida Lager, Researcher at the Department of Plant Breeding, SLU Alnarp
Telephone: +46 (0)40-41 5348

Assistant programme director of studies - Plant Biology for Sustainable Production

Anders Kvarnheden, Professor at the Department of Plant Biology; Virology, SLU Uppsala
Telephone: +46 (0)18-67 3337

Contact the education officer if you have any questions about study programme regulations. Karoline Schua, phone +46 (0)40-41 5034,

Contact the education administrator if you have any questions about LADOK registration, certificates or courses. Anna Sjöstrand, phone +46 (0) 40-41 5374, E-mail: