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The Master of Science, or MSc degree, is an academic achievement with a scientific emphasis that students may work toward after successfully earning a related bachelor’s degree. Many MSc degree holders go on to achieve well-paying careers across a variety of global industries, while others choose to pursue a PhD.

Students interested in furthering their scientific education often ask, “Just what is an MSc in Forest Sciences?” The Forest Sciences MSc program is a great option for students interested in conducting scientific research that leads to an increase in both basic and applied knowledge. Most Forest Science graduate degree programs emphasize the sustainable use of the world’s forest areas. Students are expected to adopt the knowledge, experience, skills, and methods that are critical for understanding, utilizing, and protecting forested landscapes. Topics of study typically include the world’s many ecosystems, biodiversity conservation, and wildlife protection.

Students who receive Forest Science MSc degrees have acquired the skills and scientific know-how necessary to excel. They stand out in an assortment of profitable careers in the fast-growing fields of global forestry and agricultural science. As issues such as climate change and natural resource management become increasingly concerning, the need for qualified, knowledgeable professionals around the globe grows. Forestry Science MSc grads are also typically able to obtain gainful employment in countries around the world.

The cost of earning an MSc degree in Forestry Sciences varies from school to school and from country to country. Price is based on factors such as the length and prestige of the program and the geographic region in which it is taken.

Students who earn an MSc in Forestry Sciences are qualified for employment in numerous positions across the natural resource and forestry sectors. Numerous career opportunities exist around the globe in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, in consulting companies, and in forest industries.

 

Students interested in learning more about the opportunities that exist for advanced Forestry Services degree holders should explore our comprehensive database of related programs available around the globe. Additional information about specific programs may be gained by utilizing our lead form. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Forest Sciences

Poznan University of Life Sciences

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry and have obtained the degree of BSc in Forestry or in rela ... [+]

MSc in Forestry

The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry and have obtained the degree of BSc in Forestry or in related sciences.

The programme lasts for three semesters (18 months) and starts in October. After completing the courses, presenting the master’s theses and passing the final examinations the student receives the degree of M.Sc. in Forestry.During their studies, students are offered lectures, practicals, labs and field practicals/trips. Apart from obligatory courses students may select from a number of electives.Semester 1 consists of 17 obligatory courses. Semester 2 consists of 11 obligatory courses and 7 electives. Semester 3 has got a slightly different character, as it offers courses and seminars which should help students complete their master’s theses. It contains no obligatory courses, but students select from a variety of electives, labs and field practicals.The detailed description of the programme and courses is available from the Universities website.... [-]

Poland Poznań
October 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
University of Eastern Finland

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland ... [+]

Master's Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry is organized by The Finnish-Russian Cross-Border University (CBU) Consortium of four highly recognized universities in Finland and in Russia. It is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote ecologically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. As well as teaching based on high-level scientific research the aim of our programme is to develop your cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year-long studies is 120 ECTS points.... [-]

Finland Joensuu
August 2019
2 years
Campus
University of Eastern Finland

MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our pr ... [+]

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MSc European Forestry (MSc EF) is a top-class taught Erasmus+: Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree Programme (EMJMD) in the field of forest sciences. The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry Erasmus Mundus status for years 2004–2014 and for years 2016–2019.

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.... [-]

Finland Joensuu
August 2019
2 years
Campus
University of Padova

Forest Science Master Degree prepares high-profile graduates with a holistic, innovative and international vision on the management and conservation of forests and natura ... [+]

Course description

Forest Science offers two different curricula.

Forest and Land Management forms specialists in sustainable management, conservation and integrated valorisation of forests and natural resources and is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach to forestry. Subjects taught include applied ecology and functioning of natural ecosystems, management of wildlife and insects, biotic and abiotic disturbances and related mitigation tools, applied forestry and forest operations, forest pathology, bio-economy and resource valorization, hydrology, fluviomorphology, integrated management of erosion in steep slopes of mountainous areas. Students acquire awareness and understanding of the organization of forest and mountain ecosystems and skills for sustainable management of forests and rural landscape, especially in an Alpine and Mediterranean environment.... [-]

Italy Padua
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth a ... [+]

How can forests help us fight cli­mate change?

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Lisbon

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class Master Course Program that answers a call for a coordinated approach throughout the Mediterranean basin to develop reliable information a ... [+]

About MEDfOR MEDfOR - MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY AND NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area. MEDfOR address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as:

forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.

MEDfOR is a two-year world-class International Master Program focuses on the integrating theme of sustainability in Mediterranean forests and woodlands, which cover over 9 % of the Mediterranean region’s land area, to address topics that are specific to the Mediterranean forestry and that require special attention such as forest as a unique world heritage, forest management and conservation and forestry role in the welfare of the Mediterranean communities.... [-]

Portugal Lisbon Italy Viterbo Padua Spain Lleida Palencia Turkey Trabzon Porto  + 7 More
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Myerscough College

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded fro ... [+]

About the course

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This online MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course with an international profile. The course recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed to design, maintain and manage trees as part of green infrastructure projects. The course is designed for professionals who wish to engage further with an understanding of urban trees, their management, and sustainable ways forward for our urban forests.

The course encourages debate and critical evaluation of practices and innovative research within arboriculture and urban forestry, taking both a scientific and industry viewpoint on current practice. We look at the current issues in delivering good tree care and healthy urban forests – because trees and urban green space contribute so much to the liveability of our urban areas and yet they are often neglected as a topic or seen only as a secondary resource in urban areas.... [-]

United Kingdom Lancashire
August 2019
3 years
Online