• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
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.

About

The Forest and Nature Conservation programme at Wageningen University and Research represents an integrated approach to natural resource management that can be applied at different scales, to diverse ecosystems and in varying political and social contexts. An outstanding research environment and three comprehensive specialisations contribute to making the programme challenging for undergraduates from both the natural and social sciences.

Aim of the programme

It will be a major challenge to maintain the economic viability of forests and nature areas, while at the same time ensuring that it provides the non-market goods and services that are increasingly in demand. It is therefore important that together we increase our understanding on functioning and processes in forest and nature areas, so that they can be utilized and conserved in a sustainable manner. 

Future career

Career possibilities include positions at research institutes and universities, government ministries and local authorities. Many positions are also available at state and private forestry and nature conservation services, and environmental assessment agencies. 

Graduates often begin their career by carrying out research, computer analysis and modelling of ecological systems, working in knowledge transfer or preparing policy documents. Eventually, their careers usually shift towards advisory work, consultancies, research coordination and project management.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

The master programme consist of a Common part and a specialisation. You can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Policy and Society
  • Ecology
  • Management
Courses include:
  • Trends in Forest and Nature Conservation
  • Ecological Methods
  • Research Methods in Environmental Science
  • Internship Forest Ecology and Forest Management
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Term 1: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January

    Term 2: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 20 April 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

General admission requirements

  • have a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the specific programme selected;
  • have a Grade Point Average for the BSc study of at least 7 (or 70% of the maximum of the scale);
  • be fluent in English, both written and spoken;
  • have good skills in mathematics and/or statistics;
  • have good computer skills (Microsoft Office: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook; use and structure of the Internet; RSI-prevention).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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