Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife - Master's programme

Published: 12 October 2021
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This webpage is for students in the Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Master's program. Here you find information about the program including the 2021 welcome letter, your course schedule, contacts, and other course-related documents. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

New applicant to the programme in 2022?

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at The last date to apply is 15 January 2022. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

Welcome letter 2022

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

The autumn semester 2022 begins with roll call and study information.

Date: Monday 29 August

Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information about the start of studies and 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 August 23 to 27 (before the semester officially starts), and they will provide essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden, and your studies at SLU.

Your first course will be Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques  On this 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.  If there are any problems with advance information about this this course, please contact the course convener

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have questions or problems! With two universities, Umeå is a growing city, and it can be difficult to find a place to live. However, I'd recommend this site and either using the Chrome browser to automatically translate it to English if you do not speak Swedish, or using Google or Bing Translate. Let me know if you have problems finding a place to live – although not my job, I have been able to help a number of students find places to live, and I will try to help you too! For example, I may be able to put you in touch with another student to share an apartment with.

If you send me an email, and give me your phone number, and I'd be happy to phone you or have a Zoom meeting with you for a friendly informal chat about the programme and living in Umeå. If you have any questions, encounter a problem, or simply do not know who to contact, get in touch with me. I like helping students!

Once again, welcome to SLU!

John Ball, PhD

Programme Director of Studies (Studierektor)

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.


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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Credit transfer

If you have successfully completed a higher education course or study programme from other higher education institutions 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. Application proceedure and more information at degree.

Transcripts and certificates

Transcripts and certificates are available as an on-line service from My studies here on the student web. Servicecenter at SLU can also assist you, if you want a printed certificate to be sent to your postal adress.

How do I print a certificate from my studies?

My studies can be found on the Student Web's start page.

  • Choose "Certificates" and "Create new certificate"
  • You can choose from the following secure certificates:
    - Transcript of records first and second cycle (studies at SLU)
    - National transcript of records first and second cycle (all Swedish universities / colleges)
    - Certificate of registration first and second cycle (studies at SLU)
  • Transcript shows all your completed courses and any degree.
  • Certificate of registration show the semesters that you have been an active student, i.e. when you have been registered
  • You can get transcripts and certificates in Swedish and English.

When you order a secure certificate through my studies, you will get a PDF-file that you can e-mail and print. Certificates apply as signed and stamped transcripts and certificates.

The receiver can verify  the certificate on a control web. The web address and verification code is on the certificate. The certificate is valid for 360 days.

How do I order a signed transcript or certificate?

Service center on campus in Alnarp, Skara, Umeå and Ultuna will assist you if you need a printed and signed transcript and certificate. Send your request to:

Enter the following information in your e-mail:

  • What kind of certificate you need, a transcript or a certificate of registration
  • Which semesters should be included in your certificate of registration
  • Language of certificate (Swedish or English)
  • Name
  • Swedish ID number or date of birth
  • Postal adress

We will send the transcript and certificate to the address you have provided. Certificates are printed from SLU's study  documentation LADOK and is both signed and stamped.

Independent/degree projects

For information regarding independent/degree projects, please visit the "For teachers" webpage.


Programme director of studies:

John Ball, Senior Lecturer
Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental studies
John Ball Phone: +46 90-786 84 43


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