How can forests help us fight climate change?

Do you want to affect the future of forests, a key natural resource and wellspring of biodiversity? Have you ever wondered why forests are called the lungs of the Earth and how climate change relates to forests? Or how trees are grown and processed into products in a sustainable and efficient manner? And how are the economy and forests interrelated? You can find answers to these questions when you study forest sciences. You will come to view forests not only as a setting for jogging trails or as a source of wood, but rather as a source of versatile renewable resources and as complex ecological systems that are closely connected to their environment. The relationship between humans and nature and between society and natural resources is a strong feature of these studies. The Master's Programme in Forest Sciences at the University of Helsinki has been ranked 4th in the world, placing it as one of the best educational programmes in Finland.

A multidisciplinary master's degree programme

The Master’s Programme in Forest Sciences offers a broad and versatile perspective on forests and their use. The studies focus on and apply knowledge in biology, biogeochemistry, business economics, environmental sciences, logistics, geoinformatics and information technology. As a graduate in forest sciences you will be a professional in forest ecology, the management and use of forest resources, forest bioeconomy business and policy, with ample career opportunities in Finland and abroad. Come and study forest sciences at the University of Helsinki, in one of the world’s foremost degree programmes in the field. You can study and complete your master's degree either in English, Swedish or Finnish.

Master's programme in Forest sciences

Department of Forest Sciences | University of Helsinki

Metsätieteet - Helsingin yliopisto

Research

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Application process

We’re here to guide you through the process of applying to the University of Helsinki. Here is your roadmap to the application process. The next application period to apply for the Master's Programmes opens in December 3rd 2018 and ends in January 11th 2019 for studies starting in August 2019.

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How to Apply - Master’s Programmes at the University of Helsinki