Soil, Water and Environment

Published: 28 March 2019

Information for those studying on the Master's programme (two-year) in Soil, Water and Environment. On these pages you will find information about the programme, contact details and the documents governing the degree programme.


Welcome letter

Welcome to the Soil, Water and Environment Master's Programme

Congratulations to your place at the Soil, Water and Environment Master's Programme at SLU. We are looking forward to meet you here in Uppsala in September.

This programme, and the autumn semester, will begin on 2 September 2019 in Uppsala (see map). The welcome program will start at 08.45 am and takes place in the lecture hall "Loftets hörsal". After that, introduction and registration for Soil, Water and Environment students will take place at 10.00 -11.00am.

You will start your studies with the course Soil Water Processes in aAroecosystems (15 credits). The schedule for the course will be published four weeks before the course start. When the schedule is published you will be informed about the exact time and place for your first lecture.

All information that you will probably need as a new student at SLU, can be found at the page New Student.

You are invited to SLU's orientation programme. The orientation programme takes place a few days before cource start and during the programme you will be given essential and useful information about your stay in Sweden and your studies at SLU. Find the orientation programme at Welcome activities.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.

Once again, welcome to SLU and the Soil, Water and Environment Master's Programme.

Gerd Johansson and Anna Berlin, programme director of studies

Independent Project

What are the rules for those doing an independent project as part of the Soil and Water Management programme?

In order to be awarded the degree of Master of Science, you must carry out an independent project/degree project at master level (A2E) worth at least 30 credits. All independent projects have a course syllabus and the course schedule indicates when these courses are offered.

How do I find a subject and a supervisor? Find out more on the general pages about independent projects

What specific requirements are there for the independent project on my programme? These are indicated in Appendix 3 of the programme syllabus.

Find out more:

  • About independent projects at SLU
  • Specific information about independent projects at the Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences

Admission to latter part

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

In spring semester 2019 the available places on the programme are:

  • Year 2 admitted 2017: 5 plsces
  • Year 1 admitted 2018: 5 places


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.



Programme Director of Studies - Soil and Water Management/Soil, Water and Environment

Gerd Johansson, Lecturer
Department of Soil and Environment, 018-671228

Assistant Programme Director of Studies - Soil and Water Management/Soil, Water and Environment

Anna Berlin, Researcher
Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, 018-67 15 79

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