University of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Agricultural, forestry and veterinary sciences
Master's Programme
Mode of studies: 
full-time programme
4 semesters
Tuition fee: 
1000 EUR for 1st, 2nd, 3rd semester and 800 EUR for 4th sem
Degree awarded: 
Master Degree
Scholarships available: 
by third party
Application deadline: 
Monday, 31 May, 2021
Day of semester start: 
Friday, 1 October, 2021
Credits (ECTS): 
Admission requirements: 

Entry requirements:

BSc in:

  • Forestry
  • Biology
  • Environmental sciences
  • Natural Environments and Wildlife

(acc. to description by the International Standard Classification of Education)

  • English language proficiency minimum B2 level

Contact: forestry@up.poznan.pl


The course is designed for people who see their future career in forestry, forest industry, environmental management and in nature protection areas. MSc in Forestry offers a wide coverage of the latest issues in European forestry and combines natural, technical and economic knowledge by teaching how to manage one of the most complicated and fascinating ecosystems to preserve natural biodiversity and provide wood to satisfy the needs of society

The course focuses on a wide scope of issues related to forestry. You will be taught how to understand and look at the forest environment, how to manage, protect and grow forests and also how to utilize them by e.g. supplying wood to forest industries. We will help you explore different fields of forest activities, taking account of your interests. Our Faculty is renowned for its high level of research and teaching. During the course, you can expand your practical skills through field classes and trips to forests. Our course teachers have carried research in different fields of forestry and display profound expertise in research into vital forestry problems. They will be eager to share their experience with you.The MSc programme in Forestry is geared for students who have completed their undergraduate studies in Forestry or have obtained the BSc degree in related sciences. The programme lasts for four semesters (24 months) and starts in October. In the second semester (spring) students are asked to specify what they would like to focus on in their research work leading to the Master’s degree. After completing the courses, presenting the Master’s thesis and passing the final examinations the student receives the degree of M.Sc. in Forestry.During their studies, students are offered lectures, seminars, labs and field trips. Apart from obligatory courses, students may select from a number of electives.  The course covers practically all aspects of modern forestry, providing students with the most up-to-date knowledge and gives students opportunities to deepen their knowledge and do research into problems. To add value to their studies students will be confronted with real-life case studies and learn about real challenges facing modern forestry today.

The course comprises a number of thematic subjects which can be roughly grouped in the following modules:

Forest botany, zoology and game management
Forest soils, ecology, silviculture and nurseries
Forest inventory, forest growth science, management planning and GIS systems
Forest technology and wood transport, engineering and hydrology,
Forest utilization and forest products
Forest protection, plant pathology, entomology
Forest pedagogy, environmental ethics