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Boreal Forest and Wildlife Management

  • Duration: Spring semester
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 30 ECTS
  • Application period 1 May for the fall semester (August-December) 15 October for the spring semester (January-June)

Would you like to learn more about the boreal forest ecosystem, and how we manage forest and wildlife? Together with other exchange students from all of Europe you will get the chance to discover the Nordic boreal landscape and learn more about the interaction between human, the environment and nature resources. 

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.

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.


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 within the fields of wildlife biology, biology, ecology, evolution, forestry, agriculture, environmental sciences or likewise, or have achieved the bachelor degree in such sciences. 

Please contact the international office for more information about this course

You will learn this

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcomes: 


The candidate has

  • knowledge about the geological events that have shaped the Nordic landscape
  • knowledge about the Nordic view in management of forests and wildlife
  • knowledge about 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
  • knowledge about current issues and scientific methods in forestry- and wildlife management.


The candidate

  •  can identify the different Nordic ecosystems and the most characteristic landscape features and species
  •  is able to present and discuss different views and opinions regarding wildlife management and the human dimension in it
  •  is able to assess different management regimes and elucidate different monitoring systems

General competences: 

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.
  • has a general understanding about the functioning of the boreal forest ecosystem 



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Further studies

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) 

What does it cost?

No tuition, but semester fee is required

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.

Any questions?