M.Sc. European Forestry

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR8000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
University of Eastern Finland | Joensuu, Finland
MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by the European Commission during 2004-2014 when the MSc European Forestry was awarded the Erasmus Mundus status. The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. Our graduates are amongst the most sought after in the field by national and international employers alike.

Description of European Forestry


The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. 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 already centuries ago. The European view on forest management is well founded both in the latest research results as well as centuries of experience.

Graduates of MSc European Forestry programme are highly demanded by the labour market. All our students graduate with the ability to work in multicultural environments and with the latest knowledge on forest management and policy-making in Europe. The majority of our graduates are currently employed around the world by organisations such as:

  • Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
  • Research institutions
  • Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and saw milling
  • Environmental NGO's

MSc European Forestry is co-organised by seven European universities:

  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland (Coordinating institution)
  • Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences, France
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden
  • University of Lleida, Spain
  • Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 7
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4000 Year (EEA)
Start date August  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Courses include:

  • Trends in European Forestry
  • Sustainable Forest Management in Europe
  • Academic skills in Forest Sciences
  • Economics of Multiple-use Forestry
  • Current Issues in Forest Conservation 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
  • Applied Period in Forest Institutions
  • European Forestry Field Course or
  • Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions

Requirements for European Forestry

MSc European Forestry warmly welcomes talented and enthousiastic students from all over the world to apply. The minimum eligibility criteria are good command of English language and a BSc degree in forestry or related field.

Work Experience for European Forestry

No work experience is required.

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