FOREST Boreal forest and wildlife management

Boreal forest and wildlife management

    • Number of credits
    • Part-time/full-time
    • Start semester
      2024 Autumn
    • Language of instruction
    • Campus

The study is a full time basic study at the bachelor level extending 4 months and consisting of 30 ECTS credits. 

Programme structure and content

We offer four courses to complete the present study program of 30 ECTS  

Course Models
About the study

Conservation biology and sustainable use of natural resources are among the most pressing challenges that the world is facing nowadays. Norway has taken up these challenges and is in the front-line for developing expertise with focus from a local to a global perspective. With a combination of lectures, discussions and hands-on field work this study program aim to give students a deep insight into the boreal forest ecosystem processes and the sector of forestry. The students will also gain knowledge about the Nordic view on management of wildlife with a special emphasis on large predators. 

Learning Outcome

A student with fulfilled qualifications will have the following learning outcomes:  

Learning outcome - Knowledge

The candidate has 

  • knowledge about the Nordic view in management of natural resources. 
  • knowledge about the Nordic conditions in terms of forestry and wildlife management. 
  • knowledge about current issues and scientific methods within forestry and wildlife management, both from a Nordic and a global perceptive.  
Learning outcome - Skills

The candidate 

  • is able to search for, utilize, discuss and present research literature on topics within forestry and wildlife management.     
  • is able to assess different management regimes and elucidate different monitoring methods within forestry and wildlife management.  
Learning outcome - General competence

The candidate 

  • Can exchange ideas and critically discuss various methods and approaches used in management of wildlife and boreal forest areas.  
Teaching and working methods

The study program provides a combination of lectures, practical exercises and seminars. Students are challenged to present their work both orally and written and to work both individually and in a team. Practical exercises in the field are a good opportunity for students to learn to work together and realize the challenges of data collection in the field.   

Target group

We primarily target international students and professionals that have a dedicated interest in wildlife and the interaction between man and the environment. 

Admission requirements

To enter the study program it is required that the student can confirm to have fulfilled at least one year at a university or university college within the fields of wildlife biology, biology, ecology, evolution, forestry, agriculture, environmental sciences or likewise. 


The program targets international students who can complement the study program in their home country with a deep insight into the Nordic nature and sustainable use of natural resources. A mixed class of international and national students has the added value of an inter-cultural exchange regarding global issues of conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of natural Resources.  

Information- and source competence

The students should develop their skills in searching, evaluating, and referencing information in their scientific work. These are important qualifications for lifelong-learning. Together with the academic environment, the library offers classes on searching for information, evaluating the information you find, as well as correct use of sources. We expect all students to have a critical attitude towards information, and to use the information correctly in all their scientific work. The rules regarding correct use of sources are described in «Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen ved Høgskolen i Innlandet» 

Assessment methods

The candidate will be evaluated by written assignments, oral presentations and by the final exam in each course. 

Faculty of Applied Ecology, Agricultural Sciences and Biotechnology
Department of Forestry and Wildlife Management