Graduation requirements

7.1 Degree that are obtained after completion of the programme (120 credits)
A Degree of Master (120 credits) within the main field Soil Science, as described in the programme syllabus for Soil and Water Management Ė Mastersís programme, is obtained after completed course requirements (passed courses) of 120 credits according to the following:
- at least 30 credits in courses with specialised study in the main field soil science (second cycle A1N, A1F)
- at least 30 credits independent project (degree project / second cycle A2E) in soil science,
- maximum 30 credits may consist of passed courses on first cycle.

Course requirements shall at the same time comply with the following demands:
- 30 credits compulsory programme courses according to approved study plan,
- at least 45 credits elective courses according to approved study plan,
- independent project within soil science according to approved study plan and instructions for the programme.

In addition the student must have a Degree of Bachelor or professional qualification consisting of at least 180 credits.

A student that fulfils the requirements for a Degree of Master (120 credits) will, upon request, receive a degree certificate. The degree certificate will state that the student has obtained a Degree of Master (120 credits)with a major in Soil Science).

The degree certificate will also state that the requirements have been fulfilled according to the programme syllabus for Soil and Water Management Ė Masterís programme. Detailed course requirements are shown in the study plan, which is approved by the Study programmes board and is presented in an appendix to the programme syllabus.


A Degree of Master (120 credits) within the main field Environmental Science, as described in the programme syllabus for Soil and Water Management Ė Mastersís programme, is obtained after completed course requirements (passed courses) of 120 credits according to the following:
- at least 30 credits in courses with specialised study in the main field environmental science (second cycle A1N, A1F)
- at least 30 credits independent project (degree project / second cycle A2E) in environmental science,
- maximum 30 credits may consist of passed courses on first cycle.

Course requirements shall at the same time comply with the following demands:
- 30 credits compulsory programme courses according to approved study plan,
- at least 45 credits elective courses according to approved study plan,
- independent project within environmental science according to approved study plan and instructions for the programme.

In addition the student must have a Degree of Bachelor or professional qualification consisting of at least 180 credits.

A student that fulfils the requirements for a Degree of Master (120 credits) will, upon request, receive a degree certificate. The degree certificate will state that the student has obtained a Degree of Master (120 credits) with a major in Environmental Science).

The degree certificate will also state that the requirements have been fulfilled according to the programme syllabus for Soil and Water Management Ė Masterís programme. Detailed course requirements are shown in the study plan, which is approved by the Study programmes board and is presented in an appendix to the programme syllabus.

7.2 Other degrees the student may be awarded after completion of the study programme
The courses included in the programme also makes it possible to get the following degrees on condition that SLUís demands for general qualification are fulfilled:

- Degree of Master (60 credits) with the main field soil science
- Degree of Master (60 credits) with the main field environmental science
- Degree of Master (120 credits) with the main field soil science
- Degree of Master (120 credits) with the main field environmental science