Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master's Programme

Published: 08 April 2021
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This webpage is for students on the Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master's Programme.

Here you will find information about the programme, your course schedule, contact information, and the documents that regulate the education. Navigate by clicking on the headings below.

You can choose to study the programme at full time or part time.

Each course contains 2 to 4 mandatory online meetings, which each consists of 2 to 3 days of lessons and examinations.

Part-time schedule 2020-21 

Part-time schedule 2021-22 OHW.pdf

This programme consists of blended/distance learning courses, meaning admittance to this program will not make you eligible for a residence permit in Sweden. As of now and until further notice, there will be no compulsory campus meetings.

Welcome letter 2021

Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master’s programme! 

The autumn semester 2021 will begin with a roll call.

Date: Monday 30 August

Time and place: On the pages for new students  you will find all the information you need as a new student at SLU, including information about the roll call and 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.

The roll call this year will be via the Zoom video link. Instructions and the link to the meeting will be sent during the latter part of August to all those enrolled in the program.

The continued uncertain situation as a result of Covid19 means that for the OHW programme, most teaching takes place at a distance, but exceptions may be made. Special study visits and other events that can take place outdoors may occur. See more information for each course and more general information via the Canvas page.

If you plan to study half-time (50%), your first course on the programme is Environmental Perception and Experience (MP0005). If you plan to study full-time (100%), it is recommended that you also register for the course Place, Activity and Human development (MP0001).

On the course pages above, 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.

We who teach on the Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being programme look forward to meeting you as a student here this fall! Our hope is that you will enjoy being a student at SLU Alnarp and that you will find the courses on the programme interesting.

Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Once again, welcome to SLU!

Elisabeth von Essen, Director of Studies

E-mail address: Elisabeth.von.essen@slu.se

Admission to latter part

Here you will find information about admission to latter parts of SLU programmes and how you apply.

In autumn semester 2021 there are no available places on the programme.

  • Year 2: 0 places

Selection

If there are more qualified applicants than available places when the application period has ended, than the applicants are ranked according to how many credits they can transfer to the degree. When the applicants have equal credentials, lottery is applied.

Dates for online meetings autumn 2021 and spring 2022

Autumn semester 2021

MP0005 Environmental Perception and Experience, 15.0 credits

August 30 - September 1, 2021
September 29 - October 1
November 17-19
December 20-22

MP0001 Place, Activity, and Human Develoment, 15.0 credits

September 1-3, 2021
October 6-8
November 15-17
January 10-11, 2022

MP0006 Outdoor Environments for Children and Youth, 15.0 credits

September 8-10, 2021
October 28-29
November 24-26
January 12-13, 2022

MP0007 Nature Based Interventions, 15.0 credits

September 6, 2021
September 20-22
October 13-15
December 6-8

EX0858 Independent Project in Landscape Architecture, A2E - Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being - Master´s Programme, 30.0  credits

EX1000 Independent project in Environmental Psychology, A2E, 30 credits

August 31, 2021 (start seminar) 
September 24 (final seminar) 
November 11 (mid seminar) 
November 12 (final seminar) 

Spring semester 2022

MP0003 Research Methods for People and Environment Studies, 15.0  credits

January 24-26, 2022
March 16-18
April 11-13
May 23-25

MP0002 Landscape Analysis for People and Environments Studies (15 credits)

26-28 January 2022
14-16 March
20-22 April
30 May - 1 June

MP0008 Health Promoting Outdoor Environments (15 credits)

January 19-21, 2022
March 7-9
March 21-23 (own work)
May 18-20

MP0009 Nature and Animal Assisted Interventions (15 credits)

 January 17, 2022, introduction 
 January 31- February 2
 March 2-4
 May 16-18

EX0858 Independent project in Landscape Architecture, A2E – Outdoor Environments for Health and Well-being (30 credits)

EX1000 Independent project in Environmental Psychology, A2E, 30 credits

Start seminar: 18 January 2022 

Final seminars:  February 4, April 1, May 25

 

Updated 2021-03-02 BS

NOTE! Even if you are an accepted program student or study within the OHW program, you need to apply/register via antagning.se for next semester's courses. It is important that you apply in time. For more information visit this webpage.

Facts
  • This programme consists of blended/distance learning courses and is taught in English. Each course contains 2 to 4 mandatory online meetings, which each consists of 2 to 3 days of lessons and examinations.
  • The name of the programme in Swedish is masterprogrammet Utemiljö för hälsa och välbefinnande.

Contact

Programme director of studies - Outdoor Environments for health and well-being

Elisabeth von Essen, Researcher at the Department of People and Society
Telephone:+46 (0)40-415529
E-mail: elisabeth.von.essen@slu.se

Contact the education officer if you have any questions about study programme  regulations. Nicklas Karlsson, phone +46 (0)40-41 5463, E-mail: nicklas.r.karlsson@slu.se

Contact the education administrator if you have any questions about LADOK registration, certificates or courses. Karoline Schua, phone +46 (0)40-41 5034, E-mail: karoline.schua@slu.se

For information about credit transfer, please mail to: credittransfer@slu.se

Page editor: boel.sandskar@slu.se