Conservation and management of Fish and Wildlife - admitted from 2024

Published: 03 May 2024

This webpage is for students in the Conservation & Management of Fish & Wildlife Master's program. Here you find information about the program including the welcome letter, your course schedule, contacts, and other course-related documents. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

Welcome letter

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Umeå this autumn.

The autumn semester 2024 begins with roll call and study information.

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 Census Methods for Biodiversity. 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.

As program director of studies I work hard together with the course conveners to make sure that your studies with us is as rewarding as possible and takes you to where you want to be in the future. So, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding your upcoming studies.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Hussein, Khalil

Director of Studies


Dates for re-examination

The Faculty of Forest Science has a procedure for re-examination, with ongoing examination opportunities during the academic terms. You can find the dates on the student portal under "Term Dates" and location-specific details.

At the beginning of the course, the time for regular examinations, as well as the first and second re-examinations, will be announced according to decided dates. It is mandatory to register for the examination. The student can view which re-examinations are open for registration on the student portal (sometimes the course instructor communicates this information differently). Students can register for re-examinations up to 10 working days before the examination date.

Master thesis

You find instructions and guidelines for your master tesis work, including forms for registration, work plan and grading cittieria in the compendium for thesis work for education at the faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU.

Kompendium (Swedish version)


The scholarships are available for application every year for those of you who are studying or have studied in one of the Faculty of Forestry's bachelor's and master's programs.

Here you can find more information and apply

Credit transfer

If you want to include courses from other higher education institutions in your degree, you need to transfer the credit for these. The procedure is slightly different depending on whether it is a professional qualification or a general qualification.

If you have successfully completed a higher education course or study programme and you want it to be included in your degree from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, you are entitled to have it considered for credit transfer. The credit transfer procedure is handled by the separate Board of Studies at the faculties, except where it concerns studies from other Swedish higher education institutions that are to be included in a general degree. In the latter case, the credit transfer is handled by the Division of Student Affairs and Learning Development. Find out more


The aim of a higher education is usually a degree. A degree is a proof that you have acquired knowledge and proficiency to a certain level through your studies. When you have considered that you have completed your studies and want to get your degree certificate, you have to apply for it.
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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 24/25

Overview picture Course Schedule academic year 24/25

Course syllabi for second-year courses

BI1446 Ecosystem Restoration and Rewilding, 15 credits

BI1462 Forest Conservation Science, 15 credits

BI1449 Conservation Genetics, 15 credits

Year 1




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:

Hussein Khalil, Researcher
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental studies Phone: +46 90-786 82 90


Jennie Ohlsson, Education officer
Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU, Phone: +46 90-786 82 04