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 2025:
YearSemester5 ects10 ects15 ects20 ects25 ects30 ects
22027Spring parallelMASTER'S
January block 
2026Autumn parallelSKOG
August block 
12026June block 
Spring parallel 
January blockMINA321 * - 5 ects
2025Autumn 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

* Alternatively MINA320 (Autumn parallel).

One of the following method courses must be included in the degree:
MINA310Methods in Natural Sciences5 ects  Spring parallel
MINA311Social Science Research Methods in Nature-based Tourism, Outdoor Recreation and Natural Resource Management10 ects  Spring parallel

At least 20 ECTS among the following courses must be included in the degree
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 Technology10 ects  Spring parallel

Students who do not have a bachelor's degree in forestry must also pass the following 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 2025: Nybakken, Line
Student advisor 2025: Mjelde, Marianne

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Studieprogrammer ved MINA
studieåret 2025/2026:

  - GRUNN Grunnstudium
  - 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-RAMI Nukleær- og miljøvitenskap
  - M-REIS Naturbasert reiseliv
  - M-NF Naturforvaltning
  - M-SF Skogfag
  - M-ECOL Økologi
This structure is only valid for the students starting autumn 2025. It is also possible to watch the structure for other year classes:
★ Start of study 2025
  (Subject to change)
· Start of study 2024
· 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