The course gives in-depth knowledge about the abiotic and biological factors that regulate the structure and function of boreal forests. The course includes: forest vegetation ecology, disturbance dynamics, soil science, mycology, entomology, climatology, conservation of forest biodiversity, excursions to natural and managed forests, inventory methods and an individual work. The course aims to those that will work as teacher, in forestry, nature conservation, sustainable land use, and research.
120 ECTS credits including 60 ECTS in Biology of which 15 ECTS in Ecology or 60 ECTS Earth science/physical geography and 15 ECTS in ecology, or equivalent knowledge.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.
Application deadline was
18 April 2017.
The application period is closed.
Application and Tuition fees
As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.