Profile and Career - MSc in Forest and Nature Management – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

Graduates from the MSc programme in Forest and Nature Management are sought-after, and the programme offers plenty of opportunities for making a career in Denmark or internationally.

If you choose this programme, you acquire competences which:

  • Enable you to manage forest and natural areas in a way which does not impact the environment and the climate
  • Prepare you for advising and managing companies engaging in production based on natural resources in a way which offers a financial profit as well as takes the environment into account
  • Enable you to contribute, by means of legislation, to finding a sustainable balance between ecology, economy and the global community’s need and requirement for forest and natural areas

Competence Description

The programme also provides you with knowledge and tools within areas and issues such as for example:

  • Forest biology, soil and ecological cycles
  • Economy, management and the rules and legislation which govern our use of forests and nature
  • Strategic and holistic management, planning and administration
  • Taking responsibility and turning ideas and visions into action
  • Collaboration and conflict resolution.

The programme provides good opportunities for study stays abroad

Career Opportunities.

Graduates from the MSc programme in Forest and Nature Management find employment in both the public and private sectors and can work with forestry, nature and the environment worldwide, for instance:

  • As a head of section or head of division in a ministry, e.g. the Danish Ministry of the Environment.
  • As a nature and environmental manager in the municipalities.
  • As a manager of nature restoration projects.
  • With sustainable management and project management in private companies, e.g. within corporate social responsibility (CSR).
  • As a project manager in consultancy firms.
  • As a forest supervisor or master of forestry in a private forest or state forest district.
  • As a forestry consultant on private forest properties in Denmark and abroad.
  • Within research and education at universities and other institutions of higher education.

Read about the Programme Structure