The Master's Degree Programme in European Forestry provides academic education in the field of sustainable resource management, with an emphasis on current bio-economy issues. It offers a new approach to forestry and nature management markets and connects the increasing number of forest-related issues with a European dimension at international as well as national levels. The objective of the MSc EF programme is to educate professionals who have a thorough understanding of a sustainable forest bio-economy, as well as the European business culture.

Career or after graduation opportunities

The curriculum is specifically designed to take into consideration the needs of potential employers. Therefore, graduates of the programme are highly valued by national and international agencies, governmental bodies, NGO's, research institutions and timber, paper and pulp enterprises. Graduates have led exceptionally impressive careers, with a large majority currently employed around the world by organisations such as:

  • Forest and nature management agencies and governmental bodies
  • Research institutions
  • Forest enterprises in paper and pulp industries and saw milling
  • Environmental NGO's. See more.


The quality of our programme is acknowledged by the European Commission, which awarded the MSc European Forestry an Erasmus Mundus status for the years 2004–2014 and 2016–2019. 

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A Master of Science (Agriculture and Forestry) degree from the University of Eastern Finland and a Master of Science degree from your second-year host university.


1 November 2018 – 31 January 2019

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Autumn 2019


120 credits, 2 years of full-time study


School of Forest Sciences


University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus and other MSc EF Consortium universities




8500 EUR (Partner country students) and 4250 EUR (Programme country students)


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