MScEF - Master of Science in European Forestry

Universitat de Lleida. Masters Erasmus Mundus
In Lleida (Spanien)

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  • Master
  • Lleida (Spanien)
  • Dauer:
    2 Jahre
  • Wann:
  • Credits: 120

MSc European Forestry is a top class taught masters programme in the field of forest sciences. The quality of the programme was acknowledged by the European Commission in 2004 when MSc European Forestry was awarded the Erasmus Mundus status.

The MSc European Forestry programme provides academic education in forestry focusing on the international dimension of sustainable forest management issues. The programme is an extra dimension to the already existing educational markets in forestry and nature management in Europe. In this programme, European forestry universities collaborate intensively to offer joint courses as well as their existing curricula, based on the knowledge and experience of forest management for which European forestry was the cradle already centuries ago.

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Lleida, Spanien
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· Voraussetzungen

MSc European Forestry warmly welcomes talented and enthousiastic students from all over the world to apply. The minimum eligibility criteria are good command of English language and BSc degree in forestry or related field. The next MSc European Forestry Course begins in August 2013.


Alain Georges
Das Beste I am originally from Orléans Canada – a suburb of the Nation’s Capital: Ottawa. I have two major career goals for my life: (1) to become a university professor/researcher and (2) to become the superintendent of one of Canada’s beautiful National Parks. I started my student career at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario. I spent three years in Lindsay graduating as an Ecosystem Management Technician and as a Parks and Forest Recreation Management Technician. Following this, I spent a fourth year in Fleming at their Haliburton, Ontario campus and got a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Adventure Tourism Management. Knowing full-well that this would not be it for me as a student I then applied to the Faculty of Forestry and the Forest Environment at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. During my studies at Lakehead University I took some Finnish language courses and decided that I should put them to good use by going on exchange there. I came to the Erasmus Mundus Master of Science in European Forestry to build on the relationships which I had started during an exchange visit as a Bachelor student in 2006. Ever since my f

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Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?

Trends in European forestry
Sustainable forest management in Europe
Applied Period in forest institutions
European forestry field course
Multifunctional forestry in mountain regions


Cristina Vega García
Cristina Vega García
Professor. Dr. Ing. at University of Lleida

Associate Professor, Dept. Agr.& Forest Engineering en University of Lleida

Hubert Hasenauer
Hubert Hasenauer

Timo Tokola
Timo Tokola
MSc EF Programme Coordinator

Professor at University of Eastern Finland. Head of the School of Forest Sciences.



Studies begin in early August with welcoming and orientation Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden. The first study Module is organised in Sweden, Skinnskatteberg, where we will take you with a bus. All the travels and accommodation from Helsinki to Skinnskatteberg and back are collectively organised for all the students. All the expenses are covered by the Field Course Contribution, so all you need to do is to enjoy and concentrate on your studies.

Study Modules 2 and 3 take place in Joensuu, Finland, where students spend the autumn semester until 31 January. Yet again, the MSc European Forestry secretariat helps you with the travels and accommodation.


After Joensuu, students travel to their country of choice for study Module 4, Applied Period in Forest Institutions. Applied Period is an Internship and lasts for three months. All the Consortium universities assist students in finding accommodation and offer further support both in practical and academic matters.

The last two courses of the first year are Module 5, European Forestry Field Course, and Module 6, Multifunctional Forestry in Mountain Regions. The European Forestry Field Course begins early May and takes student to a journey across the Europe, from Spain, Barcelona, through France, Germany and the Netherlands followed immediately by Module 6 in Austria. All the travels and accommodation, as well as many of the meals, are provided to students during the Modules 5 and 6. The expenses are covered by the Field Course Contribution.


Module 6 ends by mid-June after which students set off for a summer break. The second year studies are carried out in the Consortium Universities, which are chosen already during the previous spring. It is possible to stay the entire year in one university or split the year in two by studying autumn semester in one and spring semester in another university.


  • Module 1: Trends in European forestry
  • Module 2: Sustainable forest management in Europe
  • Module 3: Elective courses
  • Module 4: Applied Period in forest institutions
  • Module 5: European forestry field course
  • Module 6: Multifunctional forestry in mountain regions

  • Module 7: Obligatory and elective
  • Module 8: Master’s thesis and Thesis seminar - Online

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Zusätzliche Informationen

Application for Category A Scholarships: January 15
Application for Category B Scholarships: January 15

Selection meeting: January
Notification of the pre-selection lists: February 15F
inal decision from EACEA: April 30, 2013
Application without Scholarship: April 30
Courses will start on: October

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