Master's theses about water at SLU

Last changed: 01 December 2023
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Would you like to do a thesis project within a water-related subject area at SLU? If so, we would like to assist you in finding the right one.

In the links below, you will find suggestions for independent projects, bachelor's theses, and master's theses at SLU's water-rich departments. You will also discover tips on past student projects related to water, serving as inspiration.

The Department of Aquatic Resources offers thesis projects in marine biology, marine ecology, freshwater biology, freshwater ecology, limnology, and sustainable development. With us, you can focus on various organisms. Take the opportunity to connect your thesis to different types of sampling and analysis methods in lakes, rivers, and oceans, contributing to our knowledge base for robust fish populations in healthy waters, even in a warmer climate. Here is a page featuring current thesis projects and independent work.

At the Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment, we offer thesis projects in ecology, hydrology, environmental chemistry, environmental analytical chemistry, modeling, and water chemistry. Here, you can engage in our focus on water from source to sea and from source to water tap. Our close connection to environmental analysis (SLU's unique mission to assist society with knowledge and data to achieve environmental and sustainability goals) is something you can benefit from and utilize in your work. On our page where we've compiled available independent projects, you can find detailed information about what more you can learn.

The Department of Soil and Environment offers independent work/thesis work within soil science, environmental science, and biology. There is a webpage available that describes the process and provides suggestions for thesis projects.

The Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies offers thesis projects within forestry science, biology, and environmental science. Learn more about our available thesis projects and vacant bachelor's projects.

Sometimes, researchers in the field of water resources announce thesis projects on SLU's career and scholarship portal.

Do you have your own idea of what you want to do for your thesis? Feel free to contact SLU Water Forum:, and we will facilitate contact with the right researcher or education coordinator.

Find inspiration by browsing through previous thesis projects in the Epsilon archive for student works, for example using "water" or "fish" as keywords.


For additional information contact Jens Olsson, coordinator at SLU Water Forum. or 076-1890538.