Master’s education at the department has at its core a goal of economically sustainable forests in southern Sweden. Much focus is also put on comparative analysis of countries around the southern Baltic Sea region. There are many similarities in the forest sector across this region such as forest industries, markets, unique forest habitats and social concerns shared across national borders.
Forestry is changing quickly, posing unique challenges to forestry education. Alnarp is an international education environment, where students from around the world meet, share knowledge and discuss differences in forestry and cultures. Students are prepared to work in an international environment and to have broad perspectives on issues related to forestry and beyond.
Our programs are field-intensive and are conducted both in Sweden at SLU's Asa and Tönnersjöheden research stations, the Östad Manor close to Alingsås, and also through study tours abroad. Recent courses have traveled to Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and BialowiezaNational Park in eastern Poland.
Euroforester MSc programme
This program is a top choice for you who are open-minded and wish to get profound understanding in forest management, ecology, planning and policy that goes beyond certain national tradition.
We offer a number of courses, mainly within our Euroforester masters programme. We also give courses within our "jägmästar" and "skogsmästar" programs, in addition to stand-alone courses. These advanced-level courses are taught in English and in most cases are 15 credits each, which is equal to about 10 weeks of full-time study. The courses are within the subjects of forest science, forest management and biology.
For more details about the courses below check
SLU´s Course search page
- Master thesis in Forest Science, 30 credits- Possible to apply for autumn, spring or summer semester
- Master thesis in Biology, 30 credits- Possible to apply for autumn, spring or summer semester
- Master thesis in Forest Science, 60 credits- Possible to apply for autumn, spring or summer semester
Master´s thesis information
You may write your master's thesis (30 ECTS or 60 ECTS) or bachelor's thesis (15 ECTS) at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre.
We can offer you supervision when writing your final thesis in the fields of forest science, forest management or biology. The following list outlines the various subjects and projects in which you can do your thesis work, through the staff at our department or within a company. Obviously, you are welcome to explore your own ideas and we would be happy to discuss them and help you find the most suitable supervisor at the department.
Course internal portals
SLU is about to change system for storing information for courses and the new system is called Canvas. We will introduce it to some of the courses as a test. But as it takes a while to get to know the new system we will during this academic year also combine it with Sharepoint, that we have had for some years now. We hope that this will not cause any problems for students.
If you have questions please contact course leader or Desiree Mattsson.
Silviculture of temperate forests 2018 (Sharepoint)
Planning in Sustainable Forest Management 2018 (Sharepoint)
National and International Forest Policy 2019 (Sharepoint)
Forest Regeneration 2019 (Canvas)