The MSc course is a two-year programme. The first year of study can take place only in three of the five institutions: Copenhagen, Bangor or Dresden. The second year of study is offered at all five SUTROFOR institutions. Students cannot complete first and second year at the same institution.
The choice of first year institution is made at the time of application. The final choice of second year institution is made in the late autumn of the first year of study.
The aim of the first year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable tropical forestry. This allows students to choose freely among the five specialisations in the second year. The first year ends with the Joint Summer Module including fieldwork in a developing country.
The language of instruction is English, apart from the second year in Montpellier, which is available mainly in French.