Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - mastersprogramme
Admission to the master´s programme Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management,
• general entry requirements: a Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
• specific entry requirements: specialisation on 60 credits in one of the following subjects/disciplinary domains:
Natural resource management
Furthermore is required knowledge equivalent to upper-secondary school´s course English 6.
Grading requirements: In the above course is required lowest the grade Pass.
This is fulfilled by the one that has a first-cycle qualification from a Swedish higher education institution of 180 credits. For applicant from nordic countries and certain English-speaking countries, special rules apply.
Requirements of specific entry requirements as above can be fulfilled also of them that have equivalent knowledge through foreign qualification or about equivalent knowledge has been acquired in a different way.
Programme is given in English.
For admission to the various courses included in the programme, specific entry requirements defined for each individual course must be fulfilled.
The general objectives for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes are specified in the Swedish Higher Education Act (Chapter 1, Sections 8–9).
Objectives for a Degree
In accordance with the appendix to the Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, for a Degree of X, the student shall have:
Degree awarded on completion of the programme
Master´s (120 credits) programme Forest´s ecology and sustainable maintenance aims to a general Degree of Master (120 credits) in the main field of study Forest sciences or Biology. Additional qualifications can be possible about requirements for these are fulfilled. See SLU´s local System of Qualifications.
Student who fulfils requirements for qualification obtain on request a degree certificate. To degree certificate are linked description Degree of Master (120 credits) with main field of study forest science or biology (degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science or degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Biology).
Degree of Master (120 credits) within the main field of Forest sciences is achieved on completion of the course requirements (passed courses) about 120 credits (credits), of which at least 90 credits at second cycle level with the following requirements:
- at least 30 credits courses with specialised study in the main field forest sciences (A1N; A1F),
- at least 30 credits in independent project (degree project) in main field of study forest science (A2E).
Degree of Master (120 credits) within the main field of Biology is achieved on completion of the course requirements (passed courses) about 120 credits (credits), of which at least 90 credits at second cycle level with the following requirements:
- at least 30 credits courses with specialised study in the main field biology (A1N; A1F),
- at least 30 credits in independent project (degree project) in main field of study biology (A2E).
In addition, requirements of taken Degree of Bachelor, professional qualification of at least 180 credits or the equivalent foreign qualification are set.
Content and Structure
Courses in the programme
Main fields of study
SG=Forest science, BI=Biologi
Academic Year 1
Forest history: forest use and vegetation dynamics, 15 credits, BI/SG, A1N
Forestry ecosystem ecology, 15 credits, BI/SG, A1N
Silviculture - disciplinary foundation, 15 credits, SG/BI, A1N
Sustainable administration of boreal forest, 15 credits, SG/BI, A1F
Academic Year 2
Elective courses * A1N/A1F
Independent project, 30/60 credits, SG, A2E
Independent project, 30/60 credits, BI, A2E
Changes in range of courses offered can happen during education´s time. Decision if range of courses offered is grasped in good time before future academic year. *Final range of elective courses at SLU is established before autumn semester 2019.
For each course´s in programme is a course syllabus that state what specifically apply for the course. Detailed information about when courses are given is on SLU´s studentwebb
Transition regulations and other regulations
This syllabi is up dated, due to a general decision in the University board for Education (UN), regarding the maximum of basic level credits that can be included in a master degree. Before only 15 credits in basic level where possible to include, after decision in fall 2018, up to 30 credits in basic level can be included.
General regulations for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes
For more information on semester dates, examination and credit transfer, see the Regulations for education at Bachelor´s and Master´s level available on the SLU student web.
Possibilities for further studies
Students who complete the master´s programme Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management and are awarded a degree have the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level.