Master Forest and Nature Conservation

The Master Forest and Nature Conservation focuses on policy, sustainable management and conservation of forest and nature, i.e. understanding and predicting the effect of phenomena such as deforestation, biodiversity loss, ecotourism, timber production and animal reintroduction. Insights into all aspects of forest and nature conservation are required to address these issues. The study programme represents an integrated approach to natural resource management that can be applied at different scales, to diverse ecosystems and in varying political and social contexts. An outstanding research environment and three comprehensive specialisations contribute to making the programme challenging for undergraduates from both the natural and social sciences.

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Programme

Find out more about the Master Forest and Nature Conservation programme with detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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Specialisations

The Master Forest and Nature Conservation offers three different specialisations:

  • Policy and Society
  • Management
  • Ecology

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Read more about how the Master Forest and Nature Conservation is related to other programmes and what makes the Master Forest and Nature Conservation at Wageningen University unique.

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Application and admission

Interested in the programme Forest and Nature Conservation?

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Future career

Read more about your career perspective and opportunities after finishing the programme Forest and Nature Conservation.

My interest is focused on how we relate to our natural surroundings.

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Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about Forest and Nature Conservation and student life in Wageningen.

I also looked at the possibilities to introduce the cultural heritage.
They taught me how to use a chainsaw which is something they don’t teach you at university.

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Meet us

Visiting Wageningen University is the best way to meet students and experience student life. There are several activities your can attend: you can visit an open day or be a student for a day.

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Top quality programme

The Master Forest and Nature Conservation is highly appreciated by students and educational experts. The Dutch 'Keuzegids masters 2014' published in February 2014, gave the Master Forest and Nature Conservation the ranking 'Top rated programme'.

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