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Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's Programme

Country: The Netherlands


Why did I choose SLU?

- The main reason I chose SLU is my love for wildlife! After I took a gap year and traveled through Sweden, I decided I wanted to continue my studies in the country. I applied and was accepted into the Evolutionary Biology master’s programme at Uppsala University. However, I decided that I wanted to do something more wildlife-oriented and practical, and chose to apply for the wildlife conservation and management master’s programme at SLU in Umeå. I had been researching this programme earlier, as it is one of the few places in Europe with a master’s programme that has a primary focus on wildlife conservation!

What does my master's programme involve?

- The master’s programme in Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations primarily emphasizes the acquisition of skills for developing sustainable management plans aimed at ensuring the conservation of species and habitats in the future. The programme encompasses various fields, including census techniques, data collection and analysis, population ecology, and human impact, along with the design of management plans. It is highly applied, involving numerous projects that allow participants to develop practical skills essential for a career in wildlife management and conservation.

What do I like about the campus in Umeå?

- What I like about the campus in Umeå is that it is pretty small, offering lots of great places to study, and there are many activities to do outdoors as well as indoors. The student union organizes fun activities for all students but also has an active association for international students, a great way to make new friends! Since the university is relatively small, you get to know most students and professors, which makes it feel like home for me! Additionally, there is a lot of nature around Umeå that I love to explore.


Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations - Master's Programme

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