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Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

· This residential field course is based in Freiburg in SW Germany.  6/7 days are spent visiting different forests and meeting German forestry professionals.

· This is a joint course with Freiburg University and University College Dublin which allows you to share ideas with students who have studied in different institutions.

· Visiting forests overseas challenges many assumptions of how forests should be managed and allows you to reflect on how culture and policy as well as forest type affect forest management.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied) or BI4015 Grant Proposal (Passed)
  • One of MSc Forestry (Taught) or Master Of Science In Environmental And Forest Management or MSci Biological Sciences

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • FY4810 European Forests Field Course (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The aim of the course is to demonstrate the effect of differing national policies on the practice of forestry and to gain experience of forest management in southwest Germany.
Content: - visits to forests in the Freiburg region of Germany, meeting those responsible for managing the forests and also the staff and students of the Forestry Faculty of the University of Freiburg - forests visited will include state, community and private forests - visits will enable students to study forests' ecology and management for environmental protection and conservation, recreation, rural development (including community woodlands) and timber production - exercises on forest transformation.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

6 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Continuous assessment (100%), based on 3 assignments.

Formative Assessment




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