Environmental Communication and Management - Master's programme

Published: 30 October 2023
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Information for those studying on the Master's programme (two-year) in Environmental Communication and Management. On these pages you will find information about the programme, contact details and the documents governing the degree programme.

Welcome letter

Congratulations on being accepted to SLU and the Environmental Communication and Management – ECM - Master’s Programme. We are looking forward to meeting you here in Uppsala this autumn.

The autumn semester 2023 begins with roll call and study information. It is important that you attend the roll call in person.

Date: Monday 28 August

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 Introduction to environmental communication - Society, social interaction and communicative skills. 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 visit this page regularly and look into the “Information from course leader” tab for updates and information before the course starts.

As a student in the ECM programme, you are member of a group of people with diverse backgrounds. You come from different countries, speak different languages, and have different education and specializations. We assume you also have different experiences of environmental problems; you might have different views and ideas about how environmental and other societal problems should be managed, and what role communication plays in management processes. During this programme, we will use these differences in experience and views as a resource in order to understand environmental communication, together with theory presented in literature and lectures. We will communicate and you will write a lot throughout the programme. You will also use, mainly social science, theories to understand and manage the communication situations we will study and experience. Hence, we recommend you to practice academic writing and to read up books, articles or blog posts introducing modern social theories before the start of the programme. In the webpage of the Introduction to Environmental Communication course, under “Information from the course leader”, you can find a link to a document with a number of resources for improving your academic writing skills.


Once again, welcome to SLU and the Environmental Communication and Management Programme.

Camilo Calderon, programme director of studies

Tel: 018-672619



Course schedule academic year 23/24

Year 1

Year 2


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

Camilo Calderon

Postdoctor at the Department of Urban and Rural Development

Division of Environmental Communication

camilo.calderon@slu.se, 018-672619