Soil, Water and Environment

Published: 01 April 2020

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 August.


The autumn semester 2020 begins with roll call and study information on campus.


Date: Monday 31 August


Time and place: On the pages for new students, you will find information when the roll call for your programme begins and which room the roll call will be in.


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.


You will start your studies with the course Soil Water Processes in Agroecosystems (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.

More information and programme syllabus is found in the programme webpage

Please do not hesitate to contact us for questions.


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

Karin Hamnér, 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


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

Karin Hamnér, researcher
Department of Soil and Environment, 018-67 12 36


Anna Berlin, researcher

Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, 018-67 15 69


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