Masters in Euroforester
This programme is a top choice for you who are open minded and wish to get profound understanding in forest management, ecology, planning and policy that goes beyond certain national traditions.
Forests are no longer regarded as simply factories for wood production. A wide range of multiple forest uses have become of increasing concern for society – from the regional to global scale. In this regard, the environmental and social concerns of many nations overlap. Likewise, the operations of forest companies increasingly cut-across national borders. Today’s forest sector thereby requires specialists possessing a broad knowledge base and international perspective.
To respond to these needs, the Euroforester programme has been developed in cooperation between 14 forest faculties in Europe. With guidance provided by an international research and teaching team, Euroforester courses include numerous study trips in Sweden and abroad.
General entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognized university.
Specific entry requirements to the Master's (120 credits) programme Euroforester: one of the following specialisations at first-cycle level:
- 60 credits in Biology or
- 60 credits in Forest Management or
- 60 credits in Forest Sciences or
- 60 credits in Environmental Sciences or
- 60 credits in Natural Resource Management or
- 60 credits in Agricultural Science
and English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.
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Euroforester focuses on sustainable forestry in the Baltic Sea region – the hub of European forest resources. Countries in the region share comparable natural conditions, but vary markedly in forestry practices and traditions. This thereby provides an excellent setting for international studies in forest management. In addition, students also form their own international network with their peers and the international teacher team, further aiding their acquisition of up-to-date knowledge and wide perspective. For Swedish students from Umeå, Euroforester also appeals by offering extensive knowledge in the management of forests within the conditions of southern Sweden.
The program starts with a one-year course package with emphases on silviculture, ecology, planning and policy.
Conifer dominated forestry is the focus of the 1st course, for which the influence of silviculture on forest development is examined in depth at the stand level.
The 2nd course scales up to the estate level, addressing the principles and practices of sustainable forest management. Students prepare long-term forest management plans for a large estate in the region.
The 3rd course addresses forest policy at national, regional and global levels. A great deal of attention is given to comparative policy analyses among the home countries of the participating students.
The ecology and usage of broadleaved forests are the themes in the 4th course. The impact of modern forestry on biodiversity is discussed together with strategies for preserving a rich flora and fauna within production forests. During the second year students work with their Master’s thesis and attend elective courses at any partner faculties. Students who stay on the Alnarp campus can specialise in advanced silviculture in temporal and in tropical forests. In many cases, the Master thesis is conducted in co-operation with other faculties, with supervisors sourced from more than one country.
Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens:
- First instalment: 67 800 SEK
- Total programme: 271 000 SEK
Euroforester graduates are very competitive in the job market. Within a few years of graduation many are already employed in important positions with a variety of organisations, ranging from the forest owner associations in Sweden, to Greenpeace in Russia, to multinational companies operating worldwide. Euroforesters actively maintain their international network of peers through graduate conferences held every 3 years that rotate among the participating countries.
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