• 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

The MSc programme Forest and Nature Conservation provides an excellent preparation for Dutch as well as European and non-European jobs. 

Here you can read and see what kind of career possibilities our graduates have.

Programme Structure

The master's 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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • ave 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13250 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13250 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    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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