CBU FOR courses

Compulsory courses

The Curriculum for the students starting at UEF in autumn 2020:

Master’s Degree Programme (CBU) in Forestry at UEF consists of

  • general and methodological studies (min. 7 ECTS),
  • studies in language and communication (min. 3 ECTS),
  • advanced studies in European forestry (min. 55 ECTS),
  • elective courses at home university or partner universities (minimum 10 ECTS), and
  • obligatory advanced studies (45 ECTS).

Advanced studies in European forestry are selected in the chosen major topics which can be A. Management and ecology of forest ecosystems, B. Forest mensuration and planning, C. Forest economics and policy or D. Wood technology and wood materials science.

Elective courses may include courses at the home university (e.g. courses of the School of Forest Sciences, Department of Geographical and Historical Studies, Business School, Law School, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences, etc.) and/or partner universities.

If the student whose home university is UEF and who is aiming at studying the double degree programme between UEF and SPSFTU/BMSTU MB, the personal study plan needs to be accepted by both universities and the MSc thesis (30 ECTS) should be supervised and accepted by both universities and written in English. Students’ major subject is European Forestry.

Compulsory courses at home university vary from 24 to 31 ECTS depending each university's own requirements. Consult the Study Guide and the local CBU FOR Coordinators for further information on the requirements in different partner universities.

Applied period

3513081 CBU FOR: Applied period, 12 ECTS

This is a practical training period that is typically accomplished at home university, CBU FOR partner university, private company, non-governmental organization (NGO), research organization, or public sector organization. AP is typically done in Finland or Russia but preferably not in one's home country. The minimum duration practical training period of AP is 8 weeks of full-time work. Successful completion of AP consists of three parts: minimum 8 weeks of practical training, report and presentation of the AP.  AP carries 12 ECTS. The practical training placement is typically found and suggested by the student but in limited amount the CBU FOR partner universities may also have some placements. The practical training placement needs to be agreed beforehand with student's home university.

Consult the Study Guide and the local CBU FOR Coordinators for further information on the requirements in different partner universities.

MSc thesis and  maturity test, MSc (Agr & For)

3513002 Maturity test, MSc (Agr & For), 0 ECTS

3513620 MSc thesis (Agr & For, European Forestry), 30 ECTS