The programme consists of compulsory courses, thematic courses, elective courses and a thesis. You will also have the opportunity to do internships or go on study trips during your studies.
There is a well-established collaboration with the business community that ensures excellent prospects for internships or project collaborations, providing you with a unique experience and a good network.
Instruction is in the form of lectures, seminars, practical and theoretical exercises, and there will be a good deal of project work. You will be working both independently and in project groups. Excursions and field work constitute major elements of the programme. This allows you to learn to solve problems in, for example, private companies or organisations. You can also choose volunteer work, or you can take part of your programme abroad.
In your first year, you follow a thematic course which focuses on forest and nature ecology. You learn about the functions of forests and nature, and you use your knowledge to solve real-life cases.
Six months have been reserved for elective courses which give you the chance to target your programme within the subject areas that you find interesting. You can, for example, develop your competences within economics, tropical forestry, management and communication.
At the end of the programme, you will follow the thematic course Forest and Nature Management Planning. The course reviews all the knowledge you have acquired and which you need to combine in order to prepare a long-term general plan for the management of a given area.
The thesis concludes the programme. You have six months to complete a project which, for example, deals with a specific area, a company, a theory or a current issue. You can write your thesis either on your own or in a group.
The Faculty of Science will not be awarding any scholarships for the academic year 2014/2015.
Please note that many scholarships are offered by companies or organisations, it can be worthwhile to research your particular options from your home country.