Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)
Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.
The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:
•A two-year world-class MSc
•Focus on sustainable management and natural resources
•Study at two leading European universities
The forestry sector faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as wood production "factories". Perspectives have broadened and the wide range of outputs from forests has become a keen concern for the whole of society – regions, nations and the global community. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues Likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national borders. Consequently, the forester of today must have a broad perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.
To respond to these needs, SLU offers second-year students in SUFONAMA the course packages in the Euroforester MSc programme. The programme is intended for students with a BSc degree or the equivalent in forestry.
The SUFONAMA course consists of a first year at one of three institutions: Bangor (Wales), Copenhagen (Denmark), Goettingen (Germany) and the second year at one of the five participating institutions, including, in addition, Padova (Italy) and Alnarp (Sweden). The building blocks are existing Master’s programmes as well as research and network services. The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad grounding in sustainable forest and nature management. There is thus a single common first-year programme specification – the learning outcomes are similar for the three first-year institutions and will allow students to choose freely among the five specialisation options in their second year. SLU offers a programme for the boreal forestry specialisation. (In the summer following their first year all students meet in a common module offered by one of the participating institutions.)
The SUFONAMA Masters Course is open to non-EU and EU students.
The SUFONAMA Consortium has developed a common set of admission criteria as well as joint application procedures. The SUFONAMA Commission carries out the selection of students, where all partner universities are represented.
•A good first university degree
•High proficiency in English
•Strong personal statement of motivation
•Good recommendations from two references, of which at least one is academic
At the time of application, you must supply proof of your BSc degree as well as the required language test.