Study programmes / C-EUFO European Forestry
Programme: C-EUFO European Forestry
Field of study: C-EUFO-EUFO European Forestry
Level of qualification:Master continuing
Mode of study: full-time
Qualification awarded:Master's degree
Specific admission requirements:Completed bachelor degree programme and entrance examination, if required.
Qualification requirements and regulations:Finished Bachelor's degree programme with bachelor diploma. Further information available here.
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning:There are no specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning. The recognition procedure of the university is guided by the Act No. 111/1998 on Higher Education Institutions and the university "Study and Examination Rules". Further information available here.
Profile of the programme:The program is designed to prepare professionals for top management positions of state forestry organizations and private entities both within the Czech Republic as part of the European Union and abroad. Graduates are prepared to deal with biological, technical and economic-managerial tasks in forestry management in different national contexts. The study program is designed in the English language including the admission procedure and thesis.
Key learning outcomes: Skilled at utilizing and processing information
Capacity to adapt to new situations
Ability to communicate with European and non-European professionals
Ability to analyse and synthesize
Ability to apply of theoretical and practical knowledge for solutions of particular forestry problems
Ability to work independently or in interdisciplinary team
Ability to make decisions and solve problems independently
Designing and managing projects
Science and research skills
Professional communication in second language
Occupational profile:The Graduate profiles are based on the acquirement of specific abilities (following the European Qualifications Framework) of forest engineers who are capable of solving biological, technical, economic and managerial tasks in forestry management. Most of all, the graduates will profit from the combination of theoretical knowledge obtained in their preceding bachelor studies in different national contexts, and new skills developed within the program. Practice is an integral part of the program.

The final state examination consists of four groups of questions:
Forest Ecosystems and Forest Ecology from a European Perspective, Silviculture and Stress Ecology at a European Scale, European Forest Economics and Policy, Forest Planning and Forest Technologies at the EU and Pan-European Levels.
The final state examination includes defending a diploma thesis. The Graduation Diploma particularly puts emphasis on a broad context of modern forestry and allows graduates to pursue a career in national and supranational forestry organizations and state administration in their home country or abroad.
Graduates may progress to postgraduate (PhD) programs.
Graduation requirements:Min. 120 ECTS, state final exam, defence of the master's thesis.
Access to further studies:Successful graduates may proceed to doctoral study programme.
Examination regulations, assessment and grading:Further information available here.
Programme supervisor:doc. Ing. Valerie Vranová, Ph.D.

To obtain 60 ECTS credits per academic year, students should choose courses from any other study programme taught at the university.

1st semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
BMEFForest Biometry and ModellingExam6
FORECOLForest EcologyExam6
GISEFGeographical Information SystemsExam6
2nd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
EFEPEuropean Forest Economics and PolicyExam6
FEEFForest Ecosystems in EuropeExam6
FOPAForest Pathology and ProtectionExam6
EUPTPractical TrainingFulfillment of requirements4
3rd semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
FMAMForest Management and MarketingExam6
ZFPForest PlanningExam6
FORTForest TechnologyExam6
LTTEFLogging and Transport of Timber in European ForestsExam6
4th semester
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of required courses
FINTFinal ThesisFulfillment of requirements15
MULFMultifunctional ForestryExam6
Groups of courses for the entire plan
CodeCourse titleMode of completionCredits
 A group of elective courses (necessary to accomplish min. 25 crd.)
BATSBiomechanics and Tree StabilityExam4
ZDEFTDendrology of European Forest Tree SpeciesExam4
ZEOWEcophysiology of Woody PlantsExam4
EGEFEuropean Environmental GeochemistryExam4
ZFOBForest Botany: Plants of Various Forest Ecosystems in EuropeExam4
GMEFGame ManagementExam4
GFRGlobal ForestryExam3
ZLENCLandscape EcologyExam4
ZLRECLandscape RecreologyExam4
ZNCNature ConservationExam4
PMEFPhysical and Mechanical Properties of WoodExam4
PBEFPlant BiologyExam4
ZSOBSoil BiologyExam4
SOSCSoil ScienceExam4
URFUrban ForestryExam4
ZUPSTUtility Plants of the Subtropics and TropicsExam4
WAEFWood AnatomyExam4