Soil, Water and Environment

Publicerad: 05 juli 2023
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Det här programmet ges på engelska. På den engelska programsidan hittar information om programmet, välkomstbrev med uppropsinformation, ditt ramschema, kontaktuppgifter och dokument som styr utbildningen.

Gå till hemsidan för programmet på engelska för ytterligare information.


Congratulations on your place at SLU and on the Soil, Water and Environment Master’s programme! We look forward to meeting you here in Uppsala 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 programme 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 Soil water processes in the agroecosystems. On the course page, you will find a schedule for your classes and other course-related information. Timetables and reading lists will be published at least four weeks before the course starts.


Link to program webpage


The next two years will be exciting, a lot of hard work and also a lot of fun. During your studies, you will take courses in different subjects at different departments, often together with students from other programs. The SWE programme will provide you with advance knowledge in soil and water management and combines scientific training with applied knowledge. You will be trained in the ability to assess the effects of various types of soil use on soil and water quality and to design and apply relevant management methods. The programme covers in-depth elements in soil science and applied elements in sustainable soil and water use. Some courses focus on international aspects of soil and water management. The studies conclude with an independent project (degree project) where you will implement your knowledge on a current issue within the subject area of sustainable soil and water use.


Upon completion of the programme, depending on the choice of courses, you will be awarded with a Master of Science in either Soil science or Environmental science. After your education, your expertise will be needed within public authorities from local to national levels as well as within research or private companies such as consultancy firms, both nationally and internationally. You will also have good opportunities to become a PhD student.  



Once again, welcome to SLU!
Karin Hamnér and Hanna Friberg, Directors of studies






Programstudierektorer - Soil, Water and Environment

Karin Hamnér, forskare

Institutionen för mark och miljö, 018-67 12 36

Biträdande PSR

Hanna Friberg, forskare

Institutionen för skoglig mykologi och växtpatologi, 018-671876, 070-3931106