Second cycle degree in

Forestry and environmental science

Class: LM-73 - Environmental and forestry sciences

y2024 WUR Subject Agriculture and Forestry badge 100
Class LM-73 - Environmental and forestry sciences
Duration 2 years
Branch Legnaro
Language Italian
Tuition fees and scholarships
Programme coordinator TOMMASO ANFODILLO
Access Open access with admission requirements
Reference structures Department of land, environment, agriculture and forestry, School of agricultural sciences and veterinary medicine

Next Calls for applications (international students) - A.Y. 2024/25:

  • 1st Call: 2 November 2023 - 2 February 2024
  • 2nd Call: 2 March-2 May 2024
  • 3rd Call (ONLY EU and equated students): 2 June - 2 August 2024


A multidisciplinary specialisation course that includes biological, technical-engineering and economic training. The course is designed to meet the sustainable development goals of the 2030 Agenda and to prepare professionals in the complexity of natural, semi-natural and man-made systems. Choose from these study plans: Wood supply chain (FL), Territory protection (PT), Agroforestry systems (SAF), Protection of biodiversity (TB), Urban and Peri-Urban landscapes (VUP). If you are interested in environmental protection and territorial stability then this course is for you. Acquire the professional skills needed to deal with forestry and pastoral resource management, the enhancement of the wood resources, soil protection, environmental requalification, nature protection, biodiversity, protected area management, and the restoration of ecosystems.

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Characteristics and objectives
The Course provides the most advanced knowledge in those disciplines that analyse and understand the relationships between forest ecosystems and human activities. Through a specialized multidisciplinary education (biological, technical-engineering and economic), the student acquires full awareness of the complexity of natural, semi-natural and anthropic systems and the related problems that descend from the need to combine the management of resources and their protection, with a specific focus on forest and grassland ecosystems and water cycle, especially in mountain areas.
In the perspective of balancing the different aspects of management with territory stability and environment protection, the student is encouraged to acquire professional skills in forest and pasture management, protection and environmental requalification, landscape planning and urban and periurban green areas management.
The Course is structured in five specializations: Wood science and technology (FL), Land protection (PT), Agroforestry systems (SAF), Biodiversity protection (TB); Urban and periurban green areas (VUP); ).
The Course is aimed at providing technical and scientific skills necessary to achieve some of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

Occupational opportunities
The graduate can carry out tasks of planning, management, control, coordination and training in public and private structures working on: environmental planning and protection, sustainable management of natural and forest resources, protection of environment and nature, management of agroforestry systems, enhancement of wood, wood products and forest biomass also for energy use, analysis and evaluation of ecosystem services, restoration of ecosystem post-disturbance, management of urban green areas and landscapes.
The graduate may take the relevant State Exam of the Italian Council of Agronomists and Foresters (Albo dei dottori agronomi e dottori forestali) in Section A - Agronomists and Foresters.