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Conservation and Management of Fish and Wildlife MSc with a major in Biology

Would you like to contribute to the sustainable conservation and management of the world’s fish and wildlife resources? Then this is the Master's programme for you.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

Welcome to a unique programme that covers interactions between fish, wildlife and humans. To be able to preserve biodiversity, we need more knowledge about ecology and ways of conducting animal inventories and measuring biodiversity. By combining both theory and practical methods, this Master’s programme provides you with an extensive knowledge of ecology, management and conservation of fish and wildlife, as well as knowledge of local and international laws and conventions. 

With a Master’s degree majoring in biology, you will be prepared for a career in governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as being able to continue your studies towards a PhD. The lectures are held by world-leading researchers and the programme attracts a mixture of both Swedish and international students.  

After graduation, your specialist knowledge will make you an attractive employee in the animal and nature management sector, as well as in the field of conservation. You will also be well-prepared for a career in research.

FACTS & REQUIREMENTS

Level: Master
Language: English
Programme scope: 2 year, 120 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2023

Study location: Umeå
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: Normal teaching

Application code for international students: 81063

Application code for Swedish students: 81010

 

Degree

Degree of Master of Science (120 cr) with a major in Biology.

 

Requirements

General entry requirements:

A Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

Specific entry requirements:

  • 60 credits in Biology including at least 15 credits in ecology, or
  • 60 credits in Forest Sciences including at least 15 credits in ecology, or
  • 60 credits in Environmental Sciences including at least 15 credits in ecology, or
  • 60 credits in Natural Resource Management including at least 15 credits in ecology

and

English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

 

 

Tuition fees for autumn 2023 degree studies: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.
First semester: SEK 70 000 
Total: SEK 280 000

 

There are two admission rounds for this Master's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 16 January 2023. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.

CONTENT

The programme covers different aspects of fish and wildlife management and conservation. It includes scientific theory and methods, as well as the relevant international laws and conventions. Students will take both compulsory and elective courses and complete a Master’s project.

The programme is offered by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies and is aimed at both Swedish and international students. The department is home to approximately 60 researchers and doctoral students who research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, human dimensions, and biological conservation. 

To find out more about the programme, please email the programme director John Ball: john.ball@slu.se

CAREER

Upon completion of the programme, students can continue onto doctoral studies or establish careers in the fish and wildlife management sector. It is possible to work for local, regional and national authorities responsible for natural resource management, as well as environmental non-governmental organisations dealing with national or international conservation issues.

Graduates of the programme have also established careers within associations of hunters or fishermen, landowner associations, private companies active in natural resource management (e.g., forestry and hydropower companies), and nature tourism enterprises.

Degree awarded

Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a Major in Biology.

Our researchers. Your teachers.

Francisco Xavier Aguilar Cabezas is a professor of forest economics. Watch the film and get to know him and his work better.

Our researchers. Your teachers.

Anti Vasemägi is a professor of fish biology. Watch the film and get to know him and his work better.

Become a Master of Nature

Our Master's Programme is given at SLU's Faculty of Forest Sciences, world leading in forest research.
Summer in Umeå, people sit on park benches and stroll along Umeälven, photo.

Campus Umeå

SLU’s campus in Umeå is an inspiring and picturesque learning environment. Surrounded by deep green forests, scenic parks and clear, blue lakes, it is easy to see why Umeå is the fastest growing city in Sweden. Umeå is considered a youthful and lively city, and is highly ranked amongst Swedish students.


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