What importance do fish and wildlife have on the community? How can we handle fish and wildlife populations in a sustainable way? By combining both theory and practical methods, this programme provide students with a good knowledge in ecology, management and conservation of fish and wildlife, as well as knowledge of the laws and conventions both in Sweden and abroad. The programme includes both mandatory courses, a thesis and elective courses.
The Management of Fish and Wildlife Population programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. It includes obligatory courses, a Master’s thesis and elective courses.
The programme targets both Swedish and international students. It is offered by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, where approximately 60 researchers and PhD students actively conduct research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, human dimensions, and biological conservation.
Some of our students have gone on to PhD studies - our very active and international research provides many possibilities, all the way up to launching a career in fish and wildlife research. Other students have gone on to active roles in today’s fish and wildlife management, finding careers in local, regional and national governmental agencies responsible for natural resource management, environmental non-governmental organisations dealing with conservation issues at the national or international level, associations of hunters or fishermen, landowner associations, private companies active in natural resource management (e.g. forestry and hydropower companies), and nature tourism enterprises.
- Fish and Wildlife Census Techniques
- Applied Population Ecology
- Human Dimensions of Fish and Wildlife Management
- Fish and Wildlife Management
- Second Year Elective Courses
- Project based advanced course at Dept. of Wildlife, Fish, and Environmental Studies
- Forest Conservation Biology
- Forest animals
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Deadline passed, International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesEnvironmental Management Aquaculture & Fisheries View 5 other Masters in Aquaculture & Fisheries in Sweden
General requirements for master studies are BSc degree from an internationally recognised university.
Specific entry requirement for the master program Management of fish and wildlife population is:
- 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
English six from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalient.
International12875 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 25750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
- First instalment: 67 800 SEK
- Total programme: 271 000 SEK
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