The SUFONAMA course structure - study start 2012
The MSc Course Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) consists of a 2-year programme. Students have to acquire 120 ECTS credits by studying at 2 different Consortium universities, acquiring at least 60 ECTS credits at each.
The first year of study can take place only in three of the five universities: Copenhagen, Bangor or Göttingen. The second year of study is offered at all five SUFONAMA universities. However, students cannot complete first and second year at the same university.
The choice of first year institution is made at the time of application. The final choice of second year university is made in the early spring of the first year of study.
At all universities the language of instruction is English.
The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable forest and nature management. This allows students to choose freely among the five specialisations in the second year. The first year includes 20 joint ECTS: Contemporary temperate forest and nature management: climate change and management strategies (5 ECTS), Location specific knowledge and fieldwork in temperate forest and nature management (7.5 ECTS), and a Joint Summer Module (7.5 ECTS) including fieldwork in a variety of sites, which demonstrates a range of forest and nature types, as well as diverse conservation and sustainability issues. The two-week Joint Summer Module field course alternates between the consortium countries.
The second year of the SUFONAMA programme gives the students the opportunity to specialise in one of five well-defined fields in which a research-based thesis is written.
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