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Euroforester - Master´s Programme


Programme code:


Decision by:

Revised by:


SLU ua 2017.3.1.1-3798

Applies to students admitted in
1.    Autumn 2007 
2.    Autumn 2016 
3.    Autumn 2018 -   Visas nedan 

Board responsible:
Programnämnden för utbildning inom skog (PN - S)

General entry requirements: A Bachelor´s degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.

Specific entry requirements to the Master´s (120 credits) programme Euroforester: one of the following specialisations at first-cycle level:

- 60 credits in Biology or
- 60 credits in Forest Management or
- 60 credits in Forest Sciences or
- 60 credits in Environmental Sciences or
- 60 credits in Natural Resource Management or
- 60 credits in Agricultural Science


English 6 from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent.

Applicants with the equivalent qualifications obtained by means of a degree from another country, or with the equivalent knowledge obtained in some other way, may also be regarded as fulfilling the specific entry requirements.

The applicant must further have a level of English equivalent to upper secondary school English. An applicant with a first-cycle qualification from SLU comprising 120 credits, or a first-cycle degree from another Swedish university comprising 180 credits, automatically fulfils this requirement. The equivalent qualification may also be obtained in other ways, for more information see

Specific requirements apply for admission to the individual courses included in the programme.


General objectives
The general objectives for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes are specified in the Swedish Higher Education Act (Chapter 1, Sections 8–9).

Objectives for a Degree in XX
In accordance with the appendix to the Ordinance for the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, for a Degree of master, the student shall have:
Knowledge and understanding
For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both broad knowledge of the field and a considerable degree of specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
- demonstrate specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills
For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
- demonstrate the ability to identify and formulate issues critically, autonomously and creatively as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames and so contribute to the formation of knowledge as well as the ability to evaluate this work
- demonstrate the ability in speech and writing both nationally and internationally to clearly report and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
- demonstrate the skills required for participation in research and development work or autonomous employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a degree of Master (120 credits), the student shall
- demonstrate the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
- demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
- demonstrate the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


Degree awarded on completion of the programme
Upon completion of the programme, the Degree of Master (120 credits) is awarded. Other general qualifications may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled. See SLU`s examination procedures.

Students who fulfill the qualification requirements for a degree will be issued with a degree certificate upon request. The degree certificate will specify the qualification as Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science.

Degree requirements
A degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Forest Science is awarded to students who fulfil the course requirements (courses with a Pass grade) of 120 credits, according to the following
- at least 30 credits of courses with specialised study in the main field Forest Science (A1N; A1F),
- at least 30 credits degree project in the main field Forest Science (A2E).

A maximum of 30 credits may be from courses at first-cycle level.

In addition, the student must hold a degree of Bachelor, a professional qualification of at least 180 credits or an equivalent qualification.


Courses in the programme
Main field
SG=Forest Science

Course, Main field, Specialisation
Year 1
Sustainable Forestry in Southern Sweden, 15 credits, SG, A1N
Planning in Sustainable Forest Management 15 credits, SG, A1N
National och international Forest Policy 15 credits, SG, A1N
Broadleaves: Forest Dynamics, Biodiversity, and Management of Multiple Goals, 15 credits, SG, A1F
Year 2
Silviculture of Temperate Forests 15 credits, SG, A1N
Degree Project 30 or 60 credits, SG, A2E

The courses offered may change during the course of the programme. Decisions on the courses offered are taken well in advance of the next academic year.


Other rules
This syllabi is up dated, due to a general decision in the University board for Education (UN), regarding the maximum of basic level credits that can be included in a master degree. Before only 15 credits in basic level were possible to include, after decision in fall 2018, up to 30 credits in basic level can be included.


General regulations for first- and second-cycle courses and programmes
For more information on semester dates, examination and credit transfer, see the Regulations for education at Bachelor´s and Master´s level available on the SLU student web.

Possibilities for further studies
Students who complete the master´s programme and are awarded a degree have the possibility to continue their studies at doctoral level.