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Master's Programme in Ecology

You have been admitted to the Master’s programme in Ecology. I am Johan Olofsson, programme coordinator. I am sure we will have two exciting years together. Umeå University offers a broad selection of courses in ecology and internationally competitive research in the field. I am convinced that our programme will give you opportunity to develop the professional skills needed and acquiring new exciting knowledge. You will meet me during the first course and can contact me with any questions

How to start

  • 2. Register on the course

    Firstly, I wish to remind you if you have not already done so to reply to your Notification of Selection Results at, so that you won’t lose your place (seat) at the course/programme. If you have questions regarding your programme, you are most welcome to contact me ( or the study counselor ( You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. We wish you a warm welcome to the programme and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!

    The programme starts off with introduction. If you are unable to attend during the registration and introduction, you need to contact the course/programme coordinator/study counselor in advance. You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system in order to be able to follow the course and to get your results registered during the course.
    We have self-registration of our courses, and if you are registered on the programme courses you will automatically also be registered for the programme. The registration opens 1 week before the course starts. For instructions see the following link:

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  • 3. Course start

    Monday 31 August 2020

    Time: To be announced

    Location: To be announced

    At the master programme in Ecology at Umeå University you can chose between three different courses as the first course:

    Forest Ecology or Aquatic Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology and thereafter study Analysis of Field Data during the second half of the term.

    You should thus register for either Forest Ecology or the two Aquatic courses and Analyses of Field Data.

    If you have any questions about how to register, please contact, or

    Since the registration only opens one week before the start of the programme, it is really great if you let me know whether you are planning to choose Forest Ecology or Aquatic Ecosystems, on email:

    Both courses start August 31 2020, and have a common introduction to the progamme. Details and halls are given in the course schedule for Forest Ecology and Aquatic Ecosystems.

    See schedules for the first courses:


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