Ecology and Sustainable Development, Master's programme - Information for admitted students

Welcome to Linköping University and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Here you will find information specific to you as an admitted master’s student.

This page will be continually updated so please check back.
Latest update: 29 March 2023

It is our pleasure to congratulate you on having been admitted to our Ecology and Sustainable Development Master’s programme. We are confident that it will be important for your professional career and provide you with interesting challenges and personal development. Our ambition is to educate advanced professionals for an international market. Currently we are planning the autumn semester and are looking forward to welcoming you here in August.

The way of studying here at Linköping University (LiU) might differ from what you are used to. Besides lectures and laboratory work, we put a large emphasis on you being active in projects, writing papers, essays and reports and presenting the results of minor research tasks. Does this sound demanding? You are absolutely right – it is! We take studies very seriously and want your time with us to be as meaningful as possible. But we also guarantee that this will not prevent you from having a lot of fun and enjoying interesting experiences during your time in Linköping.

Welcome Week August 2023

New master’s students to the Faculty of Science and Engineering will be formally welcomed at Campus Valla in Linköping. You will receive important information regarding your studies and meet your Master's Programme Contact Person. You will also meet senior students who will be your mentors during the start of the semester. They will assist you with practical issues and guide you through the various academic administration systems you need to be familiar with.

Wednesday 23 August – Mandatory roll call 

  • 12:15 - 16:00: Mandatory roll call, mentor meet-up, information sessions and introduction activities.
    Location: C1, C Building, Campus Valla

    You must attend in person on campus to confirm your place on the programme. If failing to attend, you will lose your place.
    Find out more about mandatory roll calls here.

Thursday 24 August

  • 9:30 - 13:00: Programme specific information
    Location: Room Schrödinger, B Building, Campus Valla
  • 13:00 - 14:15: Welcome to LiU – an on-site introduction event
    Location: Lecture rooms C1, C2, C4 in C Building, Campus Valla
  • 14:15 - 16:00: Welcome Fair
    Location: Colosseum, C Building, Campus Valla

Friday 25 August

  • 14:00 - 16:00: Faculty information
    Location: C1, C Building, Campus Valla

Semester schedule

The programme starts on Wednesday 23 August 2023. Please see the Semester schedule to find study and examination periods for autumn 2023 and upcoming semesters.


This video has advice for applicants and admitted students, including recommendations before you arrive in Sweden, planning your studies, understanding what is expected from you, and the importance of working in groups as well as studying independently. You also learn about examination forms.

More videos

A webinar about the academic side of studying a master’s programme in Engineering/IT/Science programmes at Linköping University. In this session for newly admitted students a current student share his experiences of being a student at LiU while a programme coordinator gives advice on what to expect. Recorded in April 2022.

Study Counsellor Marie Carlsson and student Abhishek Raina offer helpful tips on how to plan your studies. You will learn about group work, network-building and what kind of support LiU can offer. They also describe a typical week as a student.

This webinar has tons of useful information for admitted students. Senior Lecturer David Grundlegård and students Sandra and Adam cover everything from the grading system, scholarships, workload and accommodation to Swedish weather and food.

Study information

A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on the courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below.

Contact details

For questions of an academic nature regarding programme content, specific courses etc, please contact Programme Coordinators Eva Mattsson or Tom Lindström.

For questions related to practical programme matters such as timetables and examinations, please contact Faculty Coordinators.

General questions

If you have general questions about the welcome period, accommodation, visa and insurance issues, please contact us.

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