Masters in Agriculture & Forestry



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Forestry studies the complex relation between climate, soils and rocks, water, animals and plants, as they are all considered defining elements of a forest. Forestry is focused on ecology, preserving resources that can be affected by harmful human activities or natural disasters. The forestry discipline applies scientific, economic and social principles used in the establishment and management of forests. Forestry studies include genetics, forest economics, zoology, botany, environmental protection, and ecosystems in forests.

Class curricula offer students relevant information on: wood anatomy, forest economics and science, forest resource management, organic pollutants in the environment, taxonomy of trees, dendrology, and agroforestry.

Students in forestry studies are prepared to identify the main species of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna. They will be able to understand the interactions between ecological factors and forest ecosystem functions and will gain knowledge of soil properties and processes specific to forest sites. Future forest experts are also able to develop management plans and options for forested landscapes while meeting the needs of society and maintaining the integrity of the ecosystem.

Graduates can find jobs in the field working as forest biologists, professional foresters, wood engineers, forestry business administrators, or conservationists.

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Suggested Masters in Forestry

Master Management of Forest Resources

This Management of Forest Resources master programme at Polytechnic Institute of Bragança comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of Management of Forest Resources: Silviculture and Wildlife Management, Environmental Sciences. 

M.Sc. Forest and Nature Conservation

The Forest and Nature Conservation programme at Wageningen University and Research focuses on policy, sustainable management and conservation of forest and nature i.e. understanding and predicting the effect of phenomena such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecotourism, timber production and animal reintroduction.

M.Sc. Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR)

The two-year MSc programme in Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) at the University of Copehagen gives you the best instruction in the field of tropical forestry in Europe. You work with the growing challenges in contemporary tropical forestry in a global context, and you aquire valuable real-life experience by doing field work in a tropical country.

M.Sc. Forest Sciences

The Master’s Programme in Forest Sciences at University of Helsinki offers a broad and versatile perspective on forests and their use. The studies focus on and apply knowledge in biology, business economics, environmental sciences, logistics, geoinformatics and information technology. 


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