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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.
Open for late application


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. 

As a student 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. 

Would you like to study part of the programme outside Sweden? Luckily this is also possible as you will be given the opportunity to study at one of SLU’s partner universities, such as Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, as part of the programme. 

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 2023

Study location: Alnarp
Pace of study: Full-time
Teaching form: Normal teaching


Application code for international students: 91001

Application code for Swedish students: 91003


Selection: Grades (2/3) and Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (SweSAT)/Högskoleprov (1/3)

Degree: The programme Forest and Landscape (BSc) leads to a Degree of Bachelor of Science, which is a general qualification. Other general qualificatons may be awarded, provided that the requirements for them are fulfilled (see SLU's system of qualifications), further information is availabel under Additional information, Possibilities for further study. Students who fulfill the qualification requirements for a Degree of Bachelor will, upon request, be issued a degree certificate. The degree certificate will specify the qualifications as Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Landscape Architecture or Degree of Bachelor of Science with a Major in Forestry Science.


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 Natural Studies 2


  • Mathematics B
  • Science Studies B*
  • Social Studies A
  • Biology A + Chemistry A + Physics A replace Natural 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.


Tuition fees for autumn 2023 degree studies: Citizen of a countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, are required to pay application and tuition fees.
First semester:
SEK 70 000
SEK 420 000

There are two admission rounds for this Bachelor's programme. The first admission round is open to all international applicants at www.universityadmissions.se. The last date to apply is 15 January 2023. SLU strongly encourage all international students to apply in this first admission round.


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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Campus Alnarp

Campus Alnarp is located in a large park surrounded by agricultural fields close to the sea between Malmö and Lund in southern Sweden. There is so much for students to explore here. Apart from all the activities on campus, you will also have access to the cities of Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen. Campus Alnarp’s study programmes focus on landscaping, horticulture, and agriculture and silviculture in southern Sweden. The campus has computer rooms, a restaurant, café, landscaping and horticultural laboratories, and a library with thousands of digital journals, databases and three kilometres of printed materials. The student unions organise many activities, ranging from weekly coffee-drinking get-togethers to comedy sketches and proms. 


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