MSc in Environmental Forestry

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The MSc Environmental Forestry course has been running for more than 25 years, and its graduates are now working in forestry all over the world. This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.


An Honours degree (minimum second class) or equivalent, usually in Forestry or another subject such as a Biological or Environmental Science, Environmental Management, Geography or Soil Science.

Graduates with degrees in other subjects may also accepted. 

The one-year MSc course in Environmental Forestry is intended for students who have a strong interest in forestry and who want to learn more about the environmental and societal benefits that forests can provide.

TRANSFOR-M is a two-year taught masters programme leading to a European degree and a Canadian degree (i.e. a dual degree) in forestry and environmental management. The programme is offered by a consortium of seven universities, three in Canada and four in the European Union (EU).

Students spend one year at a Canadian university and one year at an EU university; they also attend two three-week summer field courses, one in Canada and one in the EU.


This MSc course has two parts. The taught part of the course runs over two semesters from September to May, while the June to September period is set aside for production of a dissertation.


Graduates from this course have gained employment in commercial and public sector forestry organisations, NGOs and academic institutions both in the EU and overseas. This MSc course has also formed a stepping stone in postgraduate research and has produced high calibre research scientists in the fields of tree biology, forest science, and natural resource management.

The partners in the TRANSFOR-M consortium are

  • Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany

  • Bangor University, Wales, UK

  • University of Eastern Finland, Finland

  • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden

  • University of New Brunswick, Canada

  • University of Alberta, Canada

  • University of British Columbia, Canada

Bangor University degrees available under TRANSFOR-M are
  • MSc Agroforestry

  • MSc Conservation and Land Management

  • MSc Environmental Forestry

Canadian degrees available under TRANSFOR-M are
  • Master of Environmental Management (University of New Brunswick)

  • Master of Forestry (University of New Brunswick)

  • Master of Forest Engineering (University of New Brunswick)

  • MSc Forestry (University of New Brunswick)

  • MSc Forest Engineering (University of New Brunswick)

  • MSc (University of Alberta)

  • Master of Forestry (University of Alberta)

  • Master of Forestry (University of British Columbia)

Students apply to one of the consortium universities and must be selected by both it and a partner university. Selection will favour students with strong academic records, experience, and credentials that indicate serious interest in international work. Successful students can apply for a TRANSFOR-M mobility grant. 

Select Universities offering Environmental Sciences

TERI University

Jamia Hamdard

Banasthali Vidya Peeth

Jawaharal Nehru University

University of Delhi

Aligarh Muslim University


Bharati Vidyapeeth

National Environmental Research Institute

Gurukula Kangri  Vishwavidyalaya

Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia  Avadh University

Amity University

Guru Jambheshwar University

University of Jammu                                         

Forest Research Institute

University of Rajasthan

Anna University

University of Madras

Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

Bharathiar University

Cochin University of Science and Technology

GB Pant University of  Agriculture and Technology

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