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Forest and Landscape BSc with a major in Landscape Architecture or Forestry Science

Would you like to be able to influence the future development of forests and landscapes? Then look no further - this is the Bachelor's degree for you.


Welcome to a unique programme that gives you in-depth knowledge of forests and landscapes. By taking a holistic approach to forests and their importance to society, the programme focuses on the different perspectives on the environment and management. 

In the Forest and Landscape programme you will study courses on how a forest landscape is maintained, experienced and managed from both a landscape and forestry perspective. Based at the SLU campus in Alnarp (10km from Malmö and Lund), the programme attracts both Swedish and international students and all teaching is held in English. 

As a student in the Forest & Landscape program, you have the opportunity to apply, in competition, to Wageningen University for your third year of program studies. After completing your studies, you meet the requirements to apply for a double degree, one from SLU and one from Wageningen University.

After obtaining your Bachelor of Science in either forestry science or landscape architecture, you will have adequate knowledge to work as a specialist or advisor at governmental authorities, municipalities, forestry companies or in nature tourism.

You can also continue your studies towards a Master’s degree.


Name: Forest and Landscape (BSc)
Level: Bachelor
Language: English
Programme scope: 3 year, 180 credits
Next start: Autumn semester 2024

Tuition Fees: Citizens of countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees.

First semester: SEK 76000
Total: SEK 456000

Application deadline for international students: 2024-01-15
Application deadline for Swedish students: 2024-04-15

Study location: Alnarp
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: On-campus
Application code for Swedish students: 91003
Application code for international students: 91001

Selection: Betyg (2/3) och högskoleprov (1/3)


To be admitted to the programme Forest and Landscape (BSc), the following requirements apply:
General entry requirements for first-cycle studies and
- Mathematics 2a or Mathematics 2b or Mathematics 2c
- Science Studies 2*
- Social Studies 1b or Social Studies 1a1 + 1a2
*Biology 1 + Physics 1a (or Physics 1b1 + 1b2) + Chemistry 1 replace Science Studies 2
- Mathematics B
- Science Studies B*
- Social Studies A
*Biology A + Chemistry A + Physics A replace Science Studies B
In addition, English B or equivalent is required. As the language of instruction is English, the Swedish language general entry requirement may not apply.
The specific entry requirements can also be met by those who have obtained equivalent knowledge from the current or a former Swedish national curriculum. The requirements are also fulfilled if equivalent knowledge has been obtained by other means.
For admission to the courses included in the programme, there are specific entry requirements for each course; these are described in the course syllabus.


Degree awarded on completion of the programme

The programme Forest and Landscape (BSc) leads to a Degree of Bachelor of Science, which is a general qualification. Other general qualifications may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled (see see SLU’s system of qualifications), further information is available under Additional information, Possibilities for further study.

Students who fulfil the qualification requirements for a Degree of Bachelor will, upon request, be issued a degree certificate. The degree certificate will specify the qualification as Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Landscape Architecture or Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Forestry Science.

Degree requirements

A Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Landscape Architecture is awarded to students who have successfully completed the qualification requirements of 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits according to the following:

  • a minimum of 60 credits within the main field of study landscape architecture (G1N, G1F)
  • a minimum of 15 credits from courses of specialised study within the main field of study landscape architecture (G2F)
  • a minimum of 15 credits from a degree project within the main field of study landscape architecture (Bachelor´s degree project, G2E).

A Degree of Bachelor with a Major in Forestry Science is awarded to students who have successfully completed the qualification requirements of 180 credits, of which at least 90 credits according to the following:

  • a minimum of 60 credits within the main field of study forestry science (G1N, G1F)
  • a minimum of 15 credits from courses of specialised study within the main field of study forestry science (G2F)
  • a minimum of 15 credits from a degree project within the main field of study forestry science (Bachelor´s degree project, G2E).

G1N and G1F first-cycle courses can be replaced by G1E and G2F first-cycle courses. Courses at first-cycle level can be replaced by courses at second-cycle level, however second-cycle courses may constitute a maximum of 30 credits.


Forest and Landscape Management focus on various aspects of forest and landscape management through an integrated forested landscape approach, addressing many of the societal challenges. The programme starts with focus on fundamentals of natural and social sciences, aiming to create a strong foundation for further studies. In the second half of the 1st year, courses create a firm base in forest and landscape ecology and management disciplines. The 2nd year focuses on understanding the myriad of interacting human and natural processes over a continuum of spatial and temporal scales. Interdisciplinary courses are given on how to incorporate such complexity in practical planning and management. The 3rd year gives students the opportunity to focus deeply in management of forests or other landscape types, depending on the choice of field specialisation. Students will be able to choose one of the main fields of study, landscape architecture or forestry science, for their degree project.

Through study visits, guest lecturers and business- and industry-oriented projects, studies are tied in with professional life, business and industry and the surrounding society. The degree project offers students the option of specialising in a particular subject by applying their knowledge, skills and approach in their chosen main field of study.

Students will have the option to take courses outside the proposed schedule, at SLU or another university in Sweden or abroad. There are good opportunities for exchange studies at one of SLU’s partner universities such as Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in the Netherlands. WUR offers courses in forest governance, which focuses on complex  social relations often engaging different public and private actors to address key forest-related issues with the management, use and conservation of forest resources.

The programme is taught in English. This, together with the content and perspective of individual courses, contributes to internationalisation at home.


Forest and Landscape Management graduates will be very competitive on the dynamic and changing job market. Graduates will find work as foresters, planners, managers and advisors for local and national governments, NGOs, multilaterals and private companies.

Degree awarded

Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Landscape Architecture or Forest Science.


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