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Forests and their Environment, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
University rank #751 (QS) ,
This MSc major (M2) offers a broad perspective and in-depth training on the organization, functioning and dynamics of European forests, providing a basis to address challenges arising from the environmental constraints and human uses of forests.


  • An introductory session gives an overview Of European forests and the major issues related to their managernent. 
  • The core of the major provides fundamental and applied knowledge on the functioning and dynamics of forest ecosystems and communities, including tree physiology, biogeochemistry and ecology. 
  • A "tools & methods" provides knowledge and training On the main quantitative used in ecosystem diagnosis and experiment analysis, including GIS. statistics, and modelling.

The objective is to prepare for:

  • Professional careers in R&D or expert positions on the environmental diagnosis and management of forest ecosystems in private/public national/international institutions,
  • Scientific careers in research institutions conducting programs in forest ecology and management.
  • Programme Structure

     Courses include:

    •  European forests, sustainable forest management, certification
    •  Understanding tree structure and functions
    •  Biogeochemical cycles in forest ecosystems
    •  Dynamics of forest plant and tree communities
    •  Forests and forestry in a context of global change
    •  Project in forest management
    •  Advanced statistics or GIS for forest science and forest ecology
    •  Models in forest management
    •  Forestry wood-chain tour

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Full-time
      • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Credits
      60 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      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:


      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

    The Forests and their Environment major seeks to recruit 15 students on selective bases.

    Depending on their education, applicants should justify a 1st-year MSc level (M1) or a master's degree or equivalent (M2), as acknowledged in the EHEA (European Higher Education Area), and educational background in the fields of forestry, plant science, ecology, eco-physiology, or environmental science

    A B2 level of English is required. 

    Applications should include: 1) the Europass documents 2) marks obtained over the previous educational year, 3) a letter of application, and 4) one letter of recommendation from a senior professor/scientist of earlier educational courses/internships.

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      480 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 480 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      480 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 480 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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    Living costs for Nancy

    • 750 - 1000 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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