Master in Environmental Management of Mountain Areas (Double degree with Universität Innsbruck) (MSc)

General

Program Description

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This double degree program focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas.

Course description

Our program is highly interdisciplinary and it is offered in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Both universities contribute their expertise in an integrative way to ecological, engineering, and socio-economic perspectives of mountain landscape management.

The program takes advantage of the particular location of the partner universities in the Central Alps and includes both student and teacher mobility between the two countries. Courses will be taught by lecturers from both universities.

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At a Glance

  • Degree class: LM-73
  • ECTS credits: 120
  • Duration of the course: 2 years
  • Courses will be taught in: English
  • Places available: 30 EU + 5 non-EU
  • Campus: Bozen-Bolzano and Innsbruck
  • Tuition fees: €1.347,50 per year

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The first study year is to be completed at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and focuses on basic natural science and technical skills and competences in 9 compulsory modules.

The second study year at the University of Innsbruck, with two compulsory modules and several elective modules, gives students the possibility to focus on environmental and resource management, nature protection, landscape ecology and planning, agriculture and forestry as well as water and waste management in mountain areas.

Students work in interdisciplinary teams to carry out scientific research that is result-oriented, focused on targets, and related to their Master dissertation project.

Exchange programs and internships

Currently, we offer exchange programs with almost 20 partner universities all over the world.

This study program does not involve a compulsory internship. You can still choose to carry out a voluntary internship and choose from the long list of Italian and foreign businesses the University of Bozen is partnered with.

Career opportunities

The interdisciplinary and research-oriented Master program opens up a wide range of occupational opportunities for graduates all over the world, in particular environmental assessment, monitoring and management of protected areas, project planning and Eco-certification in the fields of agriculture and forestry, analysis and natural hazard assessment of hydrogeological origin, and elaboration of development plans of agricultural mountain areas, as well as various scientific careers.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea, you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

Application

In order to gain admission to the course, you will be required to prove that you already have a B2 level of competence in the English language. If you do not have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our university.

There is no admission exam or interview.

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Last updated Jul 2020

About the School

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is located in one of the most fascinating European regions, at the crossroads between the German-speaking and Italian economies and cultures. Its trilingualism in ... Read More

The Free University of Bozen-Bolzano is located in one of the most fascinating European regions, at the crossroads between the German-speaking and Italian economies and cultures. Its trilingualism in teaching and research, its high level of internationalization as well as an ideal study environment guaranteed by its excellent facilities are some of the reasons why Unibz regularly reaches top positions in national and international rankings. Read less