Master of Science in European Forestry
(Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme)
A joint course-based accredited double-degree Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus MSc programme run by six renowned European universities
Are you interested in an international career? Did you know that the forest-based bioeconomy can provide new sustainable solutions for the future? Would you like to learn about forests and forest management in six European countries with a cohort of students coming from all over the world?
MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top class taught double-degree Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences and is one of the first EMJMD programmes that has been accredited according to the European approach for quality assurance of the joint programmes. The quality of our programme is also acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014, 2016–2019 and 2019-2023.
Our programme is a two-year interdisciplinary programme that provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management with an emphasis on current bioeconomy issues. MSc EF offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and it connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels.
The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bioeconomy as well as the European business culture. The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers and therefore our graduates are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO’s, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises.
In MSc EF, six European top-class forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint study modules in addition to their existing curricula. The MSc EF Consortium consists of the following institutions:
- University of Eastern Finland (coordinator), Finland
- AgroParisTech, France
- University of Freiburg, Germany
- University of Lleida, Spain
- University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria
- Transilvania University of Brasov, Romania
In addition, Associated Partner HEIs in Brazil, Canada and China and Associated Industrial and Associated Scientific Partners contribute to programme delivery.
Our programme welcomes applications from persons who hold a bachelor’s or comparable degree in forest sciences or related discipline.
The call for student applications for the course starting in August 2022 was open between 1 December 2021 – 19 January 2022. The call for student applications for the course starting in August 2023 will be open between 4 – 18 January 2023.
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Our graduates are internationally valued experts
Our programme has been running since 2001, and we are proud to say that our graduates have exceptionally impressive careers, many of them attributing their career success to our programme! Our graduates are indeed amongst the most sought after in the field by national and international employers alike. The majority of our graduates are currently employed around the world by organisations such as:
- Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
- Research institutions
- Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and saw milling
- Environmental NGO’s
“This is the most international environment I’ve ever lived in. In our group there are 21 students with 13 different nationalities.”
Esteban Montero from Brazil (MSc EF 2019-2021)
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