Plant Biology for Sustainable Production - Master´s Programme

Published: 16 October 2019

This webpage is for students on the Plant Biology for Sustainable  Prodcution - master´s programme.

Here you find information about the program, welcome letter with core information, your course schedule, contacts and the documents that regulate the eduaction. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

Welcome letter 2020

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/Umeå/Ultuna this autumn.

The autumn semester 2020 begins with roll call and study information on campus.

Date: Monday 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 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/Umeå/Uppsala) or Genetic and Molecular Plant Science (for students in the specialization Genetic and Molecular Plant Biology). 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.

Please make sure you also read the programme-specific information for new students.

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.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Anders Kvarnheden (Uppsala), Ida Lager (Alnarp) and Totte Niittylä (Umeå)
Directors of Studies

Anders +46 18673337
Ida +4640415348
Totte +46907868434


Programme scope: 2 years, 120 credits

The program has 5 specializations. During the first year all courses are joint within specialization 1-4 and during 2:nd year you choose courses within each specifik specialization.

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

Specialization: Forest biotechnology. Campus: Umeå

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

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