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Plant Biology for Sustainable Production, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Plants are of fundamental importance to most types of agricultural and ecological systems. Plant Biology covers many aspects of plant life and crop production, such as plant diseases and how they affect both the yield and quality of products. This Plant Biology programme is offered by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 


Knowledge of plant functions and their interaction with their surroundings is necessary for sustainable plant production and hence sustainable development. The programme is open for students with an equivalent to a Bachelor of Science in Biology.

The target group is Swedish as well as international students from all over the world with a keen interest in different aspects of plant biology such as physiology, plant pathology, plant-microbe interactions, production biology, stress, photosynthesis, diversity, breeding and plant development.

The programme is run in collaboration with Uppsala University and Stockholm University.

UN's sustainable development goals in the education

SLU's educations creates knowledge which contributes to the goals for sustainable development, both in Sweden and internationally.

Plant products are of fundamental importance to mankind as food, animal feed, building material, fibres and medicine. How do we use this enormous resource? Plant biology is a central area of biology. The Master’s programme in plant biology will provide in-depth knowledge about plants as well as applied experience.


The aim of the Plant Biology programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is to prepare for post graduate studies and research in plant biology as well as to give an education attractive on the job market. After graduation you will be able to work within agriculture extension, agricultural companies, plant breeding, foreign aid, public administration and universities.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Genetic diversity and plant breeding
  • Biology and production of agricultural plants
  • Ethics
  • Plant pathology
  • Research training
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Equivalent to Bachelor's degree of 180 credits including 90 credits in the subject Biology.
  • Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28200 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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  • First instalment: 67 500 SEK
  • Total programme: 270 000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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