MSc in Forestry
at the Faculty of Forestry


Award: Master of Science
Duration: 3 semesters (full-time)
Tuition Fee: 4200 EUR (1400 EUR per 1 semester)
Start date:  October 2018

Forests provide one of the most beautiful work environments, attractive for people vividly interested in nature, its protection and management as well as in supplying wood to forest industries.

Master’s degree in the field of forestry provides graduates with in-depth knowledge in forestry with all its aspects, beginning from forest ecology and protection, forest management planning, silvicultural activities to forest utilization and operations. The course is dedicated to students who have vivid interests in environmental sciences and want to pursue their professional careers in forest administration/management units, national parks, forest industries or scientific and higher education institutions.

Course overview

The course focuses on a wide scope of issues related to forestry. You will be taught how to understand and look at the forest environment, how to manage, protect and grow forests and also how to utilize them by e.g. supplying wood to forest industries. We will help you explore different fields of forest activities, taking account of your interests. Our Faculty is renowned for its high level of research and teaching. During the course, you can expand your practical skills through field classes and trips to forests. Our course teachers have carried research in different fields of forestry and display profound expertise in research into vital forestry problems. They will be eager to share their experience with you.

We invite students who are motivated to gain knowledge in how forests function and how they are managed.

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry or have obtained the BSc degree in related sciences. The programme lasts for three semesters (18 months) and starts in October. In the second semester (spring) students are asked to specify what they would like to focus on in their research work leading to the Master’s degree. After completing the courses, presenting the Master’s thesis and passing the final examinations the student receives the degree of M.Sc. in Forestry.

During their studies, students are offered lectures, seminars, labs and field trips. Apart from obligatory courses, students may select from a number of electives.  The course covers practically all aspects of modern forestry, providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and gives students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and do research into problems. To add value to their studies students will be confronted with real-life case studies and learn about real challenges facing modern forestry today.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared to undertake jobs in the forestry sector, establishments dedicated to nature protection as well as research and educational institutions.

You will also be prepared to participate in research projects related to forestry and/or the environmental protection.

Leading modules

The course comprises a number of thematic subjects which can be roughly grouped in the following modules:

  • Forest soils and land reclamation
  • Forest botany, zoology and game management
  • Forest ecology, biotechnology, silviculture, hydrology
  • Forest inventory, management planning, GIS systems
  • Forest technology and wood transport, engineering,
  • Forest utilization and forest products
  • Forest protection, plant pathology, entomology

Plus a number of electives, which students are offered to choose from.

Entry requirements

Candidates for registration to this course must first hold at least a B.Sc. degree in one of the following areas:

  • forestry
  • wood technology
  • agriculture or horticulture

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Programme of studies