Introduction to the Master in Wood Energy Programme

The proposed Master programme will be based on Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc.) or equivalent studies, primarily of forestry or other biosciences. The 2-year Master programme consists of the following studies:


  • Silvicultural methods and forest management systems for energy wood production.

  • Harvesting, measurement, transport, drying and refining of energy wood

  • Production of heating energy and electric power in wood energy based heating and power plants

  • Wood energy trade, customs regulations, legislation within and outside the EU

  • Wood energy economy: profitability, public support etc.

  • Environmental issues concerning the production, transport and use of wood based energy

  • A thesis on some wood energy related topic

  • Internships and thesis work placements in the students home country or abroad

Entry requirements onto the proposed Master programme are the following:

  • B.Sc. in 'Forestry' or forestry related subject

  • Completed B.Sc. of any field or 180 completed credits in case of undivided M.Sc. program

  • If applying from a non-forestry related subject an additional semester (bridging studies) may be required 

  • If English is not a native language a TEFL score of 4.5 or equivalent will have to be obtained (possible interview also applies)

All applications will be subject to interview, and applicants will be expected to complete a  personal statement of motivation for the course.

Applications from candidates wishing to transfer from other disciplines are welcome.

Master in Wood Energy is a 2-year/120 ECTS double degree programme (organized also as 1,5-year/90
 ECTS version at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences, Finland). The curriculum and structure of the 
programme are presented in the following tables:
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The detailed course descriptions can be downloaded from the link below.


The degree regulations vary between the universities and this programme may also be located in different faculties. The master’s degree may be e.g. M.Sc./Master in Business Administration, Engineering or Forestry. 

Ewood Course Descriptions