Master's Degree in Forest Sciences in Helsinki in Finland

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A masters is earned after students complete an undergraduate degree program. To obtain a masters, you usually need to complete 12 to 18 college courses that often involve completing comprehensive tests and/or a thesis.

A forest science program provides important knowledge regarding the value of forests and how these areas are pivotal to global ecosystems. Individuals who study forest sciences learn about the growth and development of forests, the climatology of woodlands and factors that influence the health of forests.

Higher level scholars in Finland easily access higher education courses at practically oriented polytechnics or universities. The Finnish culture is easy to learn since the government has set a ministry which is responsible for enhancing cultural, youth policies, sports and international cooperation.

Helsinki is the capital city of Finland. It is located in the Region of Uusimaa and has a population of over 600,000 inhabitants. It is home to several universities and other institutions of higher education.

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Master in Forest Sciences and Business

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Finland Helsinki

Aims to promote the sustainable use of forest resources and human well-being through education based on scientific research. [+]

Masters in Forest Sciences in Helsinki in Finland. The Master’s programme in Forest Sciences and Business (MScFB) aims at educating students to become professionals with versatile skills and expertise applicable to national and international forest sectors. Forest sciences as an applied discipline is founded on biology, ecology, geography, chemistry, physics as well as economics and social sciences. The programme is designed to allow the students to gain a broad knowledge base, to specialize in their own field, to think independently and critically, and to develop problem solving skills. The MScFB programme is run by the Department of Forest Sciences with its internationally recognised strong teaching and research base. The two majors available are Forest Ecology and Management, and Forest Economics and Marketing. Students will acquire the essential scientific expertise and professional skills for doctoral studies and for working in the increasingly challenging and global forestry sector. In a world of climate change and mounting pressure on the environment, natural resources and society, an increasing need exists for qualified professionals to guide the sustainable use of forest resources. MScFB graduates are working across the forestry and natural resources sectors as experts, managers, and decision-makers in international and domestic companies, municipal and state administration, and research. FOREST ECOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT The topics of specialization in Forest ecology and management are Forest and peatland ecosystems’ function and production, Forest and peatland ecosystems’ management and restoration, Forest entomology and wildlife management, Forest pathology and mycology, Forest resource management, Forest technology and logistics and Wood technology. FOREST ECONOMICS AND MARKETING Students of Forest economics and marketing can specialize in Forest products marketing and management, Business economics of forestry and in Forest resource and environmental economics. HELSINKI.FI/MSCFB APPLICATION PERIOD The application period for International Master´s Programmes beginning the autumn of 2016 (2016 admissions) opens in early December 2015 and closes on January 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm (GMT +2). For more information on the International Master´s Programmes (IMP), see Studying/How to apply/Master's studies. The University of Helsinki has only one application and starting period for international students. APPLICATION FORM AND APPLICATION FEE The electronic application form will be available during the application period only at Applicants who have completed their qualification degree outside of EU (European Union), EEA (European Economic Area) and Switzerland will be charged a non-refundable application fee of 100 euro. [-]