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Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (EMMA)

University of Innsbruck

24 months
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The double degree Master's Programme in Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (EMMA) at the University of Innsbruck has an interdisciplinary focus and is offered in cooperation with the Faculty of Science and Technology of the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano.

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Why to study

The Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (EMMA) programme at the University of Innsbruck takes advantage of the particular location of the partner universities in the Central Alps and includes both student and teacher mobility between the two countries. Courses will be taught by lecturers from both universities.The programme is suitable for graduates of the bachelor's programmes in the fields of biology, environmental engineering, natural sciences and technologies, agriculture and forestry and graduates with a thematically relevant bachelor’s degree. A two-year study programme is offered. The official teaching language is English. Elective compulsory subjects are offered in English, German or Italian.

The first study year is to be completed at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and conveys a combination of natural science and technical skills and competences in nine compulsory modules. The second study year at the University of Innsbruck with two compulsory modules and several elective modules, gives students the possibility to focus on environmental and resource management, nature protection, landscape ecology and planning, agriculture and forestry as well as water and waste management. Regardless of the chosen specialization, students learn to research scientifically, to approach target- and results-oriented and to work project-related in the course of their master’s thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied botany
  • Nature conservation and protected areas 
  • Wildlife management 
  • Protection forestry
  • Forest inventories 
  • Forest harvesting and logistics
  • Hydromorphology of mountain rivers
  • Flood risk mitigation measures in mountain

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Italian degree in the Class L-25 (Agriculture and Forestry) ex D.M. 270/2004 or equivalent degree obtained abroad or, Italian degree in the Class 20 (Agriculture, Food Industry and Forestry) ex D.M. 509/1999 or equivalent degree obtained abroad
  • Bachelor in Biology of the partner University Innsbruck 
  • Language skills at the B2 level (Common European Framework of Reference) of the English language
  • A passport-size colour photo
  • A photocopy of a valid identity card or passport (front/back)

Tuition Fee

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.
  • Non-EU/EEA-citizens who want to get equal status must present proof of this equality

Living costs for Innsbruck

800 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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