Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

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Agriculture and forestry include sciences related to the study of animal and plant life and the management of resources cultivated and produced in these environments.

Agriculture degrees study the cultivation of soil for the growing of plants, fungi and animals, meant for human consumption and use. Agriculture studies deal with sub-fields such as agribusiness, agro-economics, agronomy, farming, animal husbandry, or agronomy.

Forestry refers to the study of forest ecosystems and their creation, management and conservation. Students of degrees in forestry learn sustainable solutions to lumber usage, as a limited valuable resource. Bachelors in Forestry include information about the harmful effects of human and non-human activities on forests and forest habitats.

Both disciplines focus on the management of resources, while conserving and protecting the natural environment. They make use of elements related to the fields of biology, physics, social sciences, as well as political and managerial sciences.

Careers in agriculture and forestry cover a wide range of occupations including: agricultural consultant, arboriculture expert, commercial horticulturist, ecologist, environmental consultant, farm manager, forest manager, land-based engineer, marine scientist, soil scientist.

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Suggested Masters in Agriculture & Forestry

Master Management of Forest Resources

This Management of Forest Resources master programme at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança confers competences in specialized areas of the forest sector: breeding, hunting, fishing, forestry, forest grazing, forest protection, afforestation in urban areas, forest certification, biomass and carbon sequestration, tourism and recreational nature, reclamation and cartographic modelling. It is focused on the management of spaces with forest vocation and rehabilitation of sustainable forest land use.

Portugal
M.Sc. Food Identity

The objective is to train future experts of the development of local food and traditional food products close to producers, SMEs or in the supplier chain up to the final consumers. It provides an in-depth knowledge for traditional and local production, combining scientific technical knowledge, sociologic approach and many field experiences.

France
M.Sc. Applied Animal Behaviour & Animal Welfare

The Master of Science in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare at The University of Edinburgh offers insights on important issues and challenges in animal welfare. The Master’s degree combines theory with practical experience and you will analyse and understand animal behaviour by visiting local zoos, labs and farms and gain practical knowledge from leading animal welfare organisations.

United Kingdom
M.Sc. Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics

This Soil Geography and Earth Surface Dynamics specialisation at Wageningen University and Research allows you to explore the spatial and temporal processes that are active in soils, landscapes and the wider earth system. It uses an integrative approach that combines biophysical and human elements to gain insight in past, present and future system dynamics.

Netherlands

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