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The forest and timber industry is facing major challenges both nationally and internationally. Climate change, scarce resources, biodiversity and conflict between society, nature and the economy require sustainable management of forests and rural areas. Safeguarding the various functions of forests is essential for life in the mountains, in urban areas and also in the countries of the Global South. The use of technology and digitalisation offers new opportunities to manage these complex challenges with sustainable approaches.
There is great demand for well-educated experts and innovative solutions in this exciting field. Our MSc in Forest Science equips you with the knowledge and skills you will need.
- During the MSc programme in Forest Science, you will gain comprehensive knowledge and become a top specialist in your selected area of special expertise.
You will develop the ability to delve quickly and independently into unfamiliar areas, then implement your new knowledge in practice.
You will master a broad spectrum of methodological and leadership skills and learn to manage complex projects competently.
- You will become adept at making scientific contributions in multidisciplinary teams.
You will take modules such as Management of Natural Resources and Climate Change or Landscape Development and Planning, which are offered for all the majors in Forest Science. Within your major, you can choose from several major-specific modules with a view to developing your specialist knowledge, strengths and interests.
The core of the degree programme is your master's thesis, in which you specialise in a particular topic.
The International Management of Forest Industries major has a unique structure and is offered as a double degree with Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT). The spring semester is organised entirely by HSWT and the autumn semester by BFH-HAFL. In this way, you benefit from the expertise of both universities. The third semester is reserved for working on the thesis. The hybrid structure ensures flexibility and compatibility with your professional life, as you can complete parts of your studies online.
|Master’s thesis – the core of your studies||30 credits|
|Specialisation modules||30 credits|
|Cluster-specific modules (Environment Cluster)||9 – 15 credits|
|Core-competence modules (Data and Business Management)||15 – 21 credits|