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At the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, we provide the Master's programme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife. We also have individual courses at both Master's and undergraduate level.

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Our international Master's Programme

The Master's programme Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife suits those who want to contribute to a sustainable environment and to living fish and wildlife resources worldwide! The programme gives you good knowledge about the ecology, management and conservation of fish and wildlife. After graduation, you have unique specialist expertise that makes you attractive in the labour market - and also well prepared for a research career if you have set your sights on it.

The courses can also be taken as freestanding courses.

Do your Master's thesis at our Department!

Do you want to work in forests, in arctic environments, on savannas, or in tropical rainforests? Or perhaps you’d rather work in the DNA lab with molecular methods or species determination?

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Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques

The management and conservation of species demands knowledge about population sizes and changes over time. In this course you will learn the most important inventory methods for fish and wildlife.

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Applied Population Ecology

Why do some populations grow while others decline? How can we best select among alternate ways of conserving an endangered species? How can we sustainably harvest a given species?

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Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management

Today, managing wildlife and working with nature-related issues rests on more than a knowledge of ecology, it also requires a knowledge of humans!

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Project based advanced course

Do you have a study question in one of our expert fields that you just have to dig into? Or maybe a field you want to explore in your own project with the support of an experienced supervisor? Then this is the course for you.

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Forest Conservation Biology

Animal and plant species and their habitats continue to decline worldwide. With in-depth knowledge in conservation biology, you can contribute to the work needed to reverse the trend.

Fish and wildlife management

What are the success stories of fish and wildlife management? What are the current challenges? After finishing the course, you will be able to plan the sustainable management of selected fish and wildlife species.

 Moose bull with yellow collar in snowy mountain landscape. Photo.

Do your Bachelor's thesis at our Department!

Are you interested in biodiversity, animal movements or how game and fish can be managed in a sustainable way? We have a wide range of bachelor's theses in the subjects forest science and biology!

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Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

In the summer of 2021, the course is mostly given online. If the pandemic situation changes, we make a study trip for five days, otherwise the course is held completely online.

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Forest animals

Do you want to learn about forest animals, their origin, biology and distribution patterns? Then this is the course for you!

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Here you can listen to podcasts, watch films and read interviews with our master's students!

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Published: 14 February 2024 - Page editor: susanna.bergstrom@slu.se

Contacts at the Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies

Head of department: Anders Alanärä +46 (0)90-786 8215
Assistant head of department: Anne-Maarit Hekkala +46(0)90-786 8370, +46(0)72-242 97 13
Communications officers: Susanna Bergström +46(0)90-786 8299, Ulla Ahlgren +46(0)90-786 8281

Postal address: Department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies, SE-901 83, Sweden
Visiting address: Skogsmarksgränd, SE-907 36 Umeå, Sweden
Payment address: SLU Fakturamottagning Box 7090, SE-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden