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  Environment and Natural Resources >> Fish, Game, and Wildlife Management

Grad School / Program:

  • Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

  • Contact:
  • SLU, Skogsmarksgränd
    Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations
    Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
    Umeå, S-90183
    Phone: +46-90-7868359

  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus
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  • Description:
  • FISH AND WILDLIFE have been used as resources by humans all over the world. However, in many areas populations have been overexploited or affected negatively by human land-use. As a result of misuse and lack of management, many fish and wildlife populations have become depleted or, in the worst cases, extinct. The situation is very complex as many stakeholders are involved: fishermen, hunters, owners of land and water rights, native peoples, forestry companies, hunting and fishing enterprises, NGOs and governmental agencies for fisheries and environmental protection. Although we manage fish and wildlife populations better than we did 50 years ago, there is still a shortage of people with the right skills. Students completing this Master’s programme will play an important role in solving these problems.

    The programme will lead to a Master of Science degree in Biology. The first year consists of four coordinated courses: Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques, Applied Population Ecology, Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife, and Fish and Wildlife Management. In the second year the programme includes an individual Master’s thesis, and time is also set aside for optional courses.

    The programme will prepare you for a career with national and international organisations, where good knowledge of fish and wildlife conservation and management is important. The programme can also be regarded as a first step in a research career. This course is offered by the department of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies. The department has approximately 50 scientists and PhD students actively conducting research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, forest biodiversity conservation and aquaculture.

  • Admission Information:
  • The programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor’s or similar degree in biology or other relevant subjects. The entry requirement for the programme is a BSc in biology or forest science (180 HEC) including 90 HEC in forest science with a specialisation in biology, or 60 HEC in biology.

    All applications are made online at Paper-based application forms are not used. Do not send any documents supporting your application directly to SLU. Please follow the instructions at the given website. For further information about the application procedure, please visit or

    The application website ( will be open for applications from December 1st 2009 to January 15th 2010.

  • Financial Aids:
  • There as no tuition fees.

    SLU does not offer any scholarships to
    foreign students. The Swedish Institute (SI) has a limited number of scholarships for students from all over the world. Please consult the homepage Note that the SLU programmes nominate scholarship candidates to the Swedish Institute.

  • Additional Information:
  • The program is given in English.

  • Grad Program Website:

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