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

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. 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 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

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: