• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
As a graduate from the Forest and Nature Management programme at the University of Copenhagen, you will be involved in finding a sustainable balance between ecology, economy, and society. You will have completed a modern and international management programme which enables you to develop the world’s forests and natural areas in a sustainable manner. 


Graduates from the Forest and Nature Management programme at the University of Copenhagenare sought-after, and the programme offers plenty of opportunities for making a career in Denmark or internationally. 

If you choose this programme, you acquire competencies which:

  • Enable you to manage the forest and natural areas in a way which does not impact the environment and the climate
  • Prepare you for advising and managing companies engaging in production based on natural resources in a way which offers a financial profit as well as takes the environment into account
  • Enable you to contribute, by means of legislation, to find a sustainable balance between ecology, economy and the global community’s need and the requirement for forest and natural areas

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MSc programme in Forest and Nature Management find employment in both the public and private sectors and can work with forestry, nature and the environment worldwide, for instance:

  • As a head of section or head of division in a ministry, e.g. the Danish Ministry of the Environment.
  • As a nature and environmental manager in the municipalities.
  • As a manager of nature restoration projects.
  • With sustainable management and project management in private companies, e.g. within corporate social responsibility (CSR).
  • As a project manager in consultancy firms.
  • As a forest supervisor or master of forestry in a private forest or state forest district.
  • As a forestry consultant on private forest properties in Denmark and abroad.
  • Within research and education at universities and other institutions of higher education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thematic Course: Ecology and Management of Forests and Other Semi-Natural Terrestrial Ecosystems
  • Conflict Management
  • Natural Resource Sampling and Modelling
  • Forest and Nature Management Planning
  • Applied Economics of Forest and Nature
  • Project Management
  • Business Development and Innovation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

If you hold one of the degrees listed below, you are considered to meet all academic requirements.

  • BSc in Natural Resources with the specialisation in Nature Management from the University of Copenhagen
  • BSc in Natural Resources with either the specialisation in Nature Managment, Environmental Science or the specialisation in Environmental Economics from the University of Copenhagen.
  • Professional Bachelor' degree in Forest and Landscape Engineering from the University of Copenhagen.

Other bachelor’s degrees

  • If you have a bachelor’s degree other than those listed above, you must submit additional documentation along with your application so the University can evaluate whether or not you meet the admission requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14746 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7373 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Tuition fee: DKK 55,000 per semester

Living costs for Copenhagen

  • 7928 - 13460 DKK/month
    Living Costs

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