You are most welcome to write your Master thesis (30 ECTS or 60 ECTS) or Bachelor thesis (15 ECTS) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre. Within the fields of
biology and forest management, we can offer you supervision when writing your final thesis.
The following list outlines the various subjects and projects in which you can do your thesis work, through the staff at our department or within a company. Obviously, you
are welcome to explore your own ideas and we would be happy to discuss them, therefore helping you find the most suitable supervisor at the department.
Contactpersons for MSc thesis:
+46 (0) 40 41 51 92
Main contact person for MSc thesis, have to sign ALL workplans.
+46 (0) 40 41 51 72
Responsible for all administrative duties at Department, like registration in Ladok, printing and so on.
We have competence within the fields of:
- Tree physiology
- Economics of multiple use
- Nature conservation
- Forest ecology
- Private forest management
- Recreational forestry
- Risk management
- Forest history
- Forest policy
- Forest planning
- Silviculture (coniferous-, mixed, deciduous- and noble forest management)
- Tropical Forestry and Seed Laboratory
If you are from a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland you must pay an application and tuition fee.
More info on SLU´s webpage.
Short description of the workflow:
1) Do the workplan together with supervisor, get it approved by Eric Agestam
2) Make an application at www.universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions carefully. Different rules depending on category of student, please check more under FAQ, answer on question number 2.
3 Follow your application at universityadmissions.se, and when you are admitted to the course/Master thesis this will be visible.
4) Now you can be registered in Ladok (SLU´s database) and officially be a student at SLU.
5) Violeta says OK and you are now allowed to start you thesis work.
NOTE!! According to the rules and regulations at the University regarding for example insurances it is ABSOLUTLY forbidden to start with thesis work before you are registered at SLU.
Answers to frequently asked questions?
1) How do I start?
You first find an appropriate topic and an appropriate supervisor, and have a discussion with the supervisor. Then go in under the link "Preparing for your Thesis work" and print out a work plan and work through this together with the supervisor. Also print out and read carefully the “instructions for Master thesis” in the above-mentioned link. It is much up to you as a student to find the correct information, so please be active.
2) When and where do I apply?
Depending on category of student it differs how to apply.
a) Students that are accepted to a Master programme shall apply on a paperform, please contact Violeta or Desiree.
b) Student that are within an Erasmus Mundus programme (Sufonama or else) please contact International Coordinator, Sara Edfast, at Forest Faculty. You should send application code of the MSc thesis you want to do to here.
c) All other students shall apply online at www.universityadmissions.se.
Since a master thesis is considered to be a course at SLU the date for register is 15/10 for the spring and 15/4 for the fall. However, it is possible to make a late application at any time during the year at the above mentioned address.
Even if you have been a student at SLU before you have to show that you fulfill the requirements for doing thesis, usually you have to send in a copy of your BSc-degree /diploma in original language and translated to English, and a paper where you write that you have been studying at SLU before and for how long time. This is because there are different databases used at SLU and if you just register at www.universityadmissions.se there is no way that the staff checking your application at www.universityadmissions.se know that you have been a students before.
The address where to send it can be found at www.universityadmissions.se.
3) Who should have the work plan when it is filled in?
The student should have a copy of the work plan; your supervisor shall keep the original and get it approved by Eric Agestam.
4) How do I register in SLU's system Ladok?
The supervisor informs Violeta Kokos that the student shall be registered at the same time as she gets a copy of the work plan.
PLEASE NOTE!! You will get registered for 1 semester, if the master thesis project takes longer time you must tell Violeta Kokos so she can re-register you. It is up to you as a student to tell here this. If you forget it you will not be able to use the studentportal and other databases because then you are officially not a student.
5) What to do if I become ill/ want to take a break or want to end?
If you get sick or need a break please inform Violeta Kokos by email, when you want to start again just send a new email to Violeta. This is so we have control of which MSc thesis are active or not. If you want to end without completing the MSc work please send an email to Violeta so she can remove the registration from the datasystem.
6) What if I only have time to write on half-time or can´t make it in time?
There are no specific course codes for writing thesis at half-time so you apply for thesis at full-time but you have to inform and get an okay from your supervisor and examiners that they approve you to write thesis on halt-time.
Then before the new semester you inform Violeta Kokos at our Department that you are not ready and she will re-register you for next semester as well.
You do not have to apply again on www.universityadmissions.se.
The same rules goes if you can´t make it in time. You have to inform that you want to be re-registered.