Programme - Forest and Nature Conservation

The MSc Forest and Nature Conservation programme (MFN) is a two year programme. Starting in September, the first year consists of 40 weeks of course work. The second year is divided into an academic internship (16 weeks) and the thesis research project (26 weeks). The programme is individually tailored to your interests and requirements.

Courses, thesis and internship

In the first year, you take a number of compulsory core subjects (CS), restricted optional subjects (RO) and optional subjects. As an optional subject, you can choose any relevant MSc subject offered at Wageningen University or at another academic institution. Together with your study adviser, you adjust your individual programme to your own interests, wishes and needs: your programme is truly tailor-made.

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Academic year

All Wageningen University master's programmes have six teaching periods in the first year. The first, second, fifth and sixth periods last eight weeks each; the third and fourth last four weeks. In an eight-week teaching period, students usually take two courses for six weeks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, followed by one week of independent study and one week for the examinations. During a four-week teaching period, students take a single six-credit course.

Wageningen also tops in Agriculture & Forestry in QS Ranking

In the QS World Universities Ranking by Subject 2021, Wageningen University is world’s best for Agriculture & Forestry. The master's programme Forest and Nature Conservation is the only program of its kind in the Netherlands. Read the full list on the QS ranking page on their website.

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