Boreal Forest and Wildlife Management

  • Duration: Spring semester
  • Spring semester, Exchange student
  • Application period 1 May for the fall semester (August-December) 15 October for the spring semester (January-June)

About the course

Sustainable use and management of natural resources are not any longer of national, but of cross-boundary concern. Regarding global impacts such as climate change, you will, as a future manager of natural resources, as a scientist or as a teacher, need an international approach. Combined with your higher education studies in any green field, this program will help you to widen your horizon and to improve your understanding of natural resource management.

Would you like to apply?

Contact the university's exchange coordinator or international office to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Practical information

The study is a full time basic study at bachelor level extending 4 months consisting of 30 ECTS credits. The study is given each spring (from mid-February to mid-June). The study may be used as part of a bachelor or master degree.


Learning outcome

At completion of the study module a candidate will gain the following learning outcome: Knowledege about: 1) The geological events that have shaped the Nordic landscape; 2) The functioning of the boreal forest ecosystem; 3) The Nordic view in management of forests and wildlife; 4) Existing conflicts between man and the environment in the interior landscapes of the Nordic countries, with regard to environmental issues, husbandry, economics and rural development; 5) Current issues and scientific methods in forestry- and wildlife management. Candidates will gain the following skills: 1) the candidate can identify the different Nordic ecosystems and the most characteristic landscape features and species; 2) The candidate is able to present and discuss different views and opinions regarding wildlife management and the human dimension in it; 3) The candidate is able to assess different management regimes and elucidate different monitoring systems; 4) The candidate has a general understanding of the historical and contemporary view of wildlife as a resource from a Nordic perspective to a global one. 

Admission requirements

To enter the study it is required that the student can confirm to have fulfilled at least one year at a university or university college in the world within the fields of wildlife biology, biology, ecology, evolution, forestry, agriculture, environmental sciences or likewise, or have achieved the bachelor degree in such sciences. We encourage national students with equivalent competence to apply.

Please contact the international office for more information about this course

What is next?

Boreal forest and wildlife management is useful for students that are planning a master degree in ecology or related subjects. The program can be combined with  International Ecology and Conservation (30 ECTS) or  Practice in Applied Ecology (15 / 30 ECTS) 

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No tuition, but semester fee is required