Master in Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture

Program Description

Master in Wood Materials and Technology

Latvia University of Agriculture

Latvia is a country of forests and forestry has become one of the most perspective branches of the national economy. The branch is supervised by specialists – graduates of the Forestry Faculty, that can secure an active, effective and sustainable forest management. Forestry Faculty is the only higher education establishment in Latvia, that offers education in forestry - knowledge about forest management and wood products, their production and sale.

Academic profile

Program "Wood Materials and Technology" aims to educate highly qualified scientific, educational and management specialists, possessing an ability of make decisions creatively and independently in order to stimulate further growth of the forest sector of Latvia. You will gain knowledge in Forest Policy, Forest Ecology, Forest Geography, Wood Science Advanced Course, Forest value, Research Methodology course, EU strategy of forest industry, Wooden Materials and Technologies, Wood Products Design, Uses of Wood in Structures, Timber in Construction, Industrial Design, Wood Composites, Fundamentals of Gluing of the Wood, Forest Products Measurement and Accounting, Combined Utilization of Wood, Chemical Processing of Wood, Forests Products Markets. You will have to choose your area of specialization from wood science; wooden structure, wood processing machinery and technology, wood design; complex use of timber.

Admission Requirements

Bachelor's degree or second-level professional higher education in Wood Processing, Forestry, Construction, Engineering or other specialty academic or second-level engineering education. English requirements: CEFR B2, IELTS score 5.5, TOEFL score 520, TOEFL-iBT score 65.

Career prospects and further studies

The graduates work in forestry industry. Master's degree entitles graduates to continue studies in a respective doctoral programme in universities in Latvia or abroad.

Study Plan

A part - obligatory study courses- totally 49.5 ECTS:

1.1. Specialty courses in general - totally 19.5 ECTS:

  • 1. Forest Policy
  • 2. Forest Ecology
  • 3. Forest Geographic
  • 4. Wood Science Advanced Course
  • 5. Forest Valuation
  • 6. Research Methodology
  • 7. Forestry Strategy of the European Union

1.2. Special courses- totally 30 ECTS:

Taught courses and a list of the learning plan provides Department were Master specializes

  • 1. Wooden Materials and Technologies
  • 2. Wood Products Design
  • 3. Uses of Wood in Structures
  • 4. Timber in Construction
  • 5. Industrial Design
  • 6. Wood Composites
  • 7. Fundamentals of Gluing of the Wood
  • 8. Forest Products Measurement and Accounting
  • 9. Combined Utilization of Wood
  • 10. Chemical Processing of Wood
  • 11. Forests Products Markets
  • 12. Principles of Forests Science

B part - obligatory voluntary study courses - totally 25.5 ECTS:

  • 1. English or German for Master Student
  • 2. Philosophy of Science
  • 3. Application of Mathematical Methods
  • 4. Wood Materials (research practice)
  • 5. Wood Technology (research practice)

C part – free choice - totally 7.5 ECTS:

  • 1. Free Choice

Master’s thesis development and defense – 37.5 ECTS:

  • 1. Master's Thesis I
  • 2. Master's Thesis II

Totally: 120 ECTS

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
3,100 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Latvia Jelgava
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Duration 2 years
Price 3,100 EUR