Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management - admitted to 2023

Published: 22 March 2024
The dark water of river floating through large forest. Air photograph.

This webpage is for students in the Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management Master´s programme. 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

Welcome letter

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Forest Ecology and Sustainable Management Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Umeå this autumn.

The autumn semester 2023 begins with roll call and study information.

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 program 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 Forest History – Human utilization and vegetation dynamics (BI1414). 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 make sure you also read the program-specific information for new students!

The following two years will be full of hard work, but they will also be valuable, exciting, and much fun. During your studies, you will take courses in different subjects taught by instructors from both Sweden and throughout the international community, all of whom are excited to share with you their unique and variable world perspectives on the issues of forest ecology and sustainable management.

On behalf of the Faculty of Forest Sciences and the Department of Forest Ecology and Management, we are pleased to welcome you to SLU and Umeå, the capital of Northern Sweden. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Zsofia R. Stangl
Program director of Studies

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


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

Course schedule academic year 23/24

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Year 1

Year 2

Course schedule academic year 24/25

Overview picture Course Schedule academic year 24/25

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:

Zsofia Réka Stangl 
Department of Forest Ecology and Management

Education Officer:

Jennie Ohlsson
Faculty of Forest Sciences, SLU, Phone: 090-786 82 04