Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - Master´s Programme; admitted up to autumn 2022

Published: 26 October 2023

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. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.


Admission latter part

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

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

  • SM006 Year 2: ODLA 3 places, VÄXT 2 places, GEN 3 places


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 schedule academic year 23/24

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 scope: 2 years, 120 credits

The programme has 5 specializations and is taught in English. During the first year all courses are joint within specialization 1-4 and during the second year you choose courses within each specific specialization.

Specialization: Cultivated plant's abiotic and biotic interaction Campus: Uppsala

Specialization: Forest biotechnology. Campus: Umeå (no admittance autumn 2022)

Specialization: Plant protection and plant breeding Campus: Alnarp

Specialization: Erasmus Mundus Plant Biology, EMplant. Scholarships: Scholarships are available for a number of students at the Erasmus Mundus Specialization,

Note: for the Erasmus mundus specialization, students must also apply  at  

Specialization: Genetics and molecular plant biology Campus: Uppsala


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: