Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA)

Master's programme: Forest Sciences (M-SF)
Compulsory courses for students starting autumn 2024:
YearSemester5 ects10 ects15 ects20 ects25 ects30 ects
22026Spring parallelMASTER'S
January block 
2025Autumn parallelSKOG
August block 
12025June block 
Spring parallel 
January block 
2024Autumn parallelSKOG
August block 
Master's programme,
compulsory courses
Suggested course combination:
(Schedule conflicts between courses
have not been taken into account)

· Economics and Resource Management

· Data Science and GIS

· Forest Biology

· Forest Technology

· Forest Inventory and Planning

· Silviculture

** MINA321 can be taken in the January block (english version).

In addition one of the following subjects in methodology must be chosen:
AOS340Qualitative Methods5 ects  Autumn parallel
MINA310Methods in Natural Sciences5 ects  Spring parallel
MINA311Social Science Research Methods in Nature-based Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management10 ects  Spring parallel

In order to obtain a Master's degree in Forest Sciences the student must also choose:
At least 20 ects from the following courses:
FORNY310Bioenergy - Markets and Sustainabilities5 ects  Spring parallel
MINA305Remote Sensing in Forest and Natural Resource Management5 ects  Autumn parallel
MINA330Project Economy for Renewable Energy snd Forestry10 ects  Autumn parallel
SKOG303Silviculture and Forest Growth and Yield10 ects  Autumn parallel
SKOG304Forest Ecology10 ects  Spring parallel
SKOG305Sampling-based Forest Inventory5 ects  Autumn parallel
SKOG340Forest Engineering and Logistics II10 ects  Autumn parallel
TRE300Wood Technology15 ects  Spring parallel

Students without a Bachelor's degree in Forest Sciences must also have the courses:
SKOG230Resource Economics and Planning in Forestry10 ects  Spring parallel
SKOG250Forest Management - Interdisciplinary Analysis10 ects  June block
plus at least 10 ects from the following courses:
SKOG205Resourse Mapping and Inventory5 ects  Spring parallel
SKOG210Forest Products - Markets and Wood Technology5 ects  Spring parallel
SKOG220Treatment of Forest Stands10 ects  Aug bl + aut p
SKOG240Forest Engineering and Logistics10 ects  Spring parallel
TRE200Wood Technology I5 ects  January block

Programme coordinator 2024: Nybakken, Line
Student advisor 2024: Mjelde, Marianne

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Studieprogrammer ved MINA
studieåret 2024/2025:

  - B-FORNY Fornybar energi
  - B-MILJØ Miljøvitenskap
  - B-RAMI Radioaktivitet og miljø
  - B-SF Skogfag
  - B-ØN Økologi og naturforvaltning
  - M-FORNY Fornybar energi
  - M-MILJØ Miljøvitenskap
  - M-REIS Naturbasert reiseliv
  - M-NF Naturforvaltning
  - M-SF Skogfag
  - M-ECOL Økologi
This structure is only valid for the students starting autumn 2024. It is also possible to watch the structure for other year classes::
· Start of study 2025
  (Subject to change)
★ Start of study 2024
  (Subject to change)
· Start of study 2023
· Start of study 2022
· Start of study 2021
· Start of study 2020
· Start of study 2019
· Start of study 2018
· Start of study 2017
· Start of study 2016
· Start of study 2015
· Start of study 2014
· Start of study 2013
· Start of study 2012
· Start of study 2011
· Start of study 2010
· Start of study 2009
· Start of study 2008
· Start of study 2007
· Start of study 2006