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|Application deadline:||January 2, 2013|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||August 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Partnership:|| Erasmus Mundus Scholarship |
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The MSc European Forestry provides academic education in forestry focussing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, European forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint courses as well as their existing curricula, based on the knowledge and experience of forest management for which European Forestry was the cradle centuries ago.
The MSc EF programme responds to the increasing number of issues in forest and nature management at international as well as national level, which provide a whole range of new challenges and demands for policy and management at the national, European and wider international level. The European view on forest management is well founded both in latest research results as well as centuries of experience.
The MSc EF programme addresses these challenges and demands, and the curriculum is specifically designed to take into account the needs of potential employers.
The following are important institutions with an interest in European Forestry-graduates:
* National and international forest/nature management agencies and governmental bodies
* National and international research institutions
* International forest enterprises and timber, paper, and pulp industries
* Internationally active NGO's
The focus of the MSc programme is on international dimensions of forest resource management and utilization, supported by a sound understanding of the ecological conditions and their dynamics in Europe , results from this employer's interest.
Mundus (MSc EF) is a 2-year double-degree programme co-organised by seven European universities:
* Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParistech ENGREF), France
* University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Joensuu, Finland (Coordinating university)
* University of Freiburg, Germany
* Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden
* University of Lleida (UdL), Spain
* Wageningen University, the Netherlands
* University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU), Austria
The MSc European Forestry degree comprises of 120 ECTS credit points in compulsory and elective studies at MSc EF consortium universities. The programme is designed in a way that it is possible to complete studies in two years.
During the first study year, the students are due to attend to most of the common courses of the MSc EF, which are organised by the partner universities. Additionally, during the first year the students are required to carry out the Applied Period (practical training) at an international forest organisation or company. Thus, the first year provides the students with a concise background in European forestry while familiarising them with all the partner universities as well as some other forest institutions.
During the second study year, the students have the chance to specialise in their fields of interest by taking obligatory and advanced courses and carrying out the master's thesis in one or two of the consortium universities.
After completing the MSc EF programme, the students obtain a double degree i.e. two national MSc degrees of which one is always issued by the University of Eastern Finland and the other by the partner university where the student has taken majority of his/her second year studies. In addition to degree certificates, the graduates receve Diploma Supplements that describe the contents of the programme.
Studies for the new MScEF courses 2010-2013
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 - 6 ECTS Location: Sweden
MODULE 2 - Sustainable Forest Management in Europe - 18 ECTS Location: Finland
* Academic skills in Forest Sciences (1.5 ECTS)
* Economics of Multiple-use Forestry (3 ECTS)
* Advanced Course in Forest Ecology and Biodiversity (3 ECTS)
* Forest Resource Assessment, Management and Planning (3 ECTS)
* Silvicultural Management of Forests for Timber Production and Other Ecosystem Services (3 ECTS)
* Forest Governance and Environmental Policy (3 ECTS)
* Research Methodology in Forest Sciences (1.5 ECTS)
MODULE 3 - Elective Courses - 10 ECTS Location: Finland
MODULE 4 - Applied Period in Forest Institutions - 15 ETCS Location: different European countries
MODULE 5 - European Forestry Field Course - 8 ECTS Location: Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands
MODULE 6 - Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions - 3 ECTS Location: Austria
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 - 30 ECTS
MODULE 8 - Master's thesis - 30 ECTS
The MSc EF is open to all candidates who have a good command of spoken and written English and at least a bachelor's degree in forest science or related field.
MSc European Forestry programme welcomes all highly-motivated candidates to apply.
The minimum requirements to apply for the MSc EF programme are:
* Bachelor's degree with good or excellent results in forest science or related field issued by an internationally recognised university.
* English language proficiency, minimum TOEFL paper-based 550/computer-based 213/Internet-based 79, or IELTS 6.0.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
|TOEFL internet-based test score:||79|
Generous Erasmus Mundus scholarships of 48,000 and 20,000 are available for students on a competitive basis. Scholarships must be applied simultaneously with the study place and can conveniently be done with the same application form. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are available during the autumn call only.
The Erasmus Mundus scholar grants of 2,400 - 14,800 euro are available for merited academics from all over the world. Students cannot apply for scholar grants.
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