The scope of the Master's Programme in Forest Sciences is 120 credits (ECTS). The programme comprises two study tracks: forest ecology and management and forest bioeconomy business and policy. These study tracks include a total of six fields (in 2020) of specialisation.
The specialisations forest ecology and management focus on various types of forest and peatland ecosystems and their exploitation, examine the planning of forest use and the relevant collection of information, examine forest inventory models, wood harvesting and logistics as well as the processing of wood into bioeconomy products.
Topical issues include:
- climate change
- the prevention of damage to forests caused by insects and fungi
- the control of game populations
- problems related to the exploitation of tropical forests
- the application of new remote sensing methods in the planning of forest resource management
- the combination of different values and targets in forestry and bioeconomy
- various models of silviculture
- increased efficiency in logging and transportation
- generating added value in all areas of biorefining.
Studies in the forest bioeconomy business and policy are based on the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource and on the development of responsible business activities in a global environment. The focus of studies is on the globalisation of forest-based industry and business and its structural redevelopment into the bioeconomy. You will become familiar with forest-based issues of the bioeconomy in production, marketing and policy as part of the global operating environment.
Check the detailed structure of the programme on the Instructions for students website. Make sure to select the correct degree programme in the drop-down menu.