M.Sc. European Forestry

University of Lleida | Lleida, Spain
The training objectives of this master course expect that pupils know the European forest market, understand the different ecological forest systems, their functioning and their implications with society and, in short, that they access to a job in European enterprises with headquarters in different countries, in the European public administration and in NGO's. For that, the objectives here set out will offer a specific training that will attribute to pupils competences in the use of computing programmes specific for forest environment; analysis and valuation of the environmental implications at their professional activity; gift for the creation and coordination of transnational work groups. The pupils will also have to acquire the capability to move themselves in different cultural contexts and know different languages, as well as the capability of keeping a continuous learning of new technological advances.

Description of European Forestry

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The Master of Science in European Forestry Erasmus Mundus (MSc EF) is a Master's degree programme provided by a consortium of seven well known European universities. The MSc EF is an international double-degree programme, which has been acknowledged by the European Commission as a top quality European MSc under the Erasmus Mundus programme.

The focus of the programme is on the international dimensions of forest resource management and utilisation, supported by a sound understanding of ecological conditions and their dynamics in Europe.
The international environment of the MSc EF invites you to study and to meet friends from all over the world. In addition to receiving a high quality education, you will enjoy the cultural and recreational opportunities of many European cities and nature.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline December
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4000 Year (EEA)
Start date August  2015
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The curriculum of the new MSc European Forestry program is divided into 8 modules, of which 6 modules are studied during the first study year, and two modules during the second study year.The studies of the first academic year consist of the following courses:

MODULE 1 - Trends in European Forestry

MODULE 2 - Sustainable Forest Management in Europe

  • Academic skills in Forest Sciences
  • Economics of Multiple-use Forestry
  • Advanced Course in Forest Ecology and Biodiversity
  • Forest Resource Assessment, Management and Planning
  • Silvicultural Management of Forests for Timber Production and Other Ecosystem Services
  • Forest Governance and Environmental Policy
  • Research Methodology in Forest Sciences

MODULE 3 - Elective Courses

MODULE 4 - Applied Period in Forest Institutions -

MODULE 5 - European Forestry Field Course

MODULE 6 - Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions

During the second year, the students have the chance to specialise in their fields of interest by taking obligatory and elective courses and carrying out the master's thesis in one or two of the consortium universities.

MODULE 7 - Advanced Courses at MSc EF consortium universities

MODULE 8 - Master's thesis

Requirements for European Forestry

In order to be eligible to apply to MSc European Forestry you must have a reasonable background in forest management / forest science / forestry. You do not need to have a BSc in forestry but you must have studied forestry subjects for your degree. For example, if you have a BSc degree in Nature Conservation with a minor in forest management you are eligible to apply.

Work Experience for European Forestry

No work experience is required.

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