Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's programme

Published: 23 January 2019

Information for students within the Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations- Master's programme. You will find information relevant to the programme, contacts and documents.

Welcome Letter 2018

Congratulate to your place at the Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations Master's Programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meet you here in Umeå this autumn!

The autumn semester 2018 begins with roll call on Monday 3rd September in lecture hall Sälgenat 10.00 SLU building on campus Umeå (see the map).

You will start your studies with the courses Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques and Applied Population Ecology. On the course page you will find schedules for your classes and course messages. The schedule for the course will be published several weeks before the start of the course so you will know when and where to go to for your first lecture.

You are also invited to attend an orientation programme were you will be given essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU. This programme take place before the semester start. You will find all information that you will need as a new student at SLU at the page New student. On this page you will also find more information about the roll call and orientation programme.

The next 2 years will be valuable, exciting and hard-working but also very fun. In brief, during the first academic year you have four core courses.  In order, they are:  Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques, Applied Population Ecology, Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management, and Fish and Wildlife Management

Although you as a student are the focus of our work, you have a great personal responsibility for your studies and your academic performance.

On behalf of the Faculty of Forest Sciences I am pleased to welcome you to the Umeå campus of SLU, and our friendly, vibrant city. At the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies we are a particularly research-intensive department, so we can provide many exciting opportunities for you to work on an interesting and exciting topic for your Masters’ thesis during your second academic year!

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact me!

Once again, welcome to SLU!

John Ball

Programme Director
Tel +46 90 786 8418



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.


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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.