• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study Forest Sciences from University of Helsinki.

About

Teaching in the Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki is based on top level research. The goal of our teaching is to educate students to become experts in the field of forest sciences. Studies in the programme provide a strong basis that spurs on independent and critical thinking. Multidisciplinary thinking and problem-solving skills are emphasized in teaching. Students learn to evaluate forest-related phenomena that influence ecological, economical and social issues.

The Master’s Programme in Forest Sciences 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. As a graduate in forest sciences you will be a professional in forest ecology, the management and use of forest resources, forest bioeconomy business and policy, with ample career opportunities in Finland and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marketing and management in the forest industry: strategic management and marketing, responsibility in forest bioeconomy, customer orientation, innovations
  • Business economics of units within forest bioeconomy, economics of silviculture, forest investment and the economic impact of environmental targets
  • Forest owners’ goals and behaviour, structure of forest ownership
  • International forest policy: global processes and trends impacting the forest sector from the perspective of individuals, communities and nations

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • An officially certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
    • An official transcript of records or an officially certified copy of the transcript
    • A diploma supplement (if available)
    • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.
    If you wish to use any additional degrees or studies as grounds for application, please also submit the following documents related to them:
    • Certified copy of the degree certificate/diploma
    • Official transcript of records or a certified copy of the transcript
    • Please also submit authorised translations of these documents in Finnish, Swedish or English, if necessary.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area and pursue their studies in English, are liable to pay tuition fees

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 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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