Programme Structure - MSc in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management – University of Copenhagen

Programme Structure

PLEASE NOTE: Application for this programme is closed in 2017.

The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable forest and nature management. This allows students to choose freely among the five specialisations in the second year. The first year ends with the compulsory Joint Summer Module, including fieldwork at a variety of sites, which demonstrate a range of forest and nature types as well as diverse conservation and sustainability issues. The two-week Joint Summer Module field course alternates between the consortium countries.

The second year of the SUFONAMA programme gives the students the opportunity to specialise in one of five well-defined fields:

  • Conservation Biology and Land Management (Bangor)
  • Management of Forests and Nature for Society (Copenhagen)
  • Forest and Nature Management in Changing Climate (Goettingen)
  • Forest Management in Scandinavia and the Baltic Region (Alnarp)
  • Mountain Forestry and Watershed Management (Padova)

You complete your programme by writing a research-based thesis. Former students have worked on issues such as:

  • Impact of the climate on forests
  • Forest conservation efforts
  • Aggregation of spatial rainfall on flood modelling
  • Temporal trends in nature-based recreation
  • Quality development of plantations

Many more details of the study programme can be found at