Master's Programme in Landscape Ecology, 120 credits

Landscape patterns and land use change are important components for understanding ecological processes affecting biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services. As most political and economical drivers are expressed through human activities, having a landscape focus has recently been recognized as important to address many of our current environmental goals. Our education program builds on our research strengths in applied historical ecology, landscape analysis and resource management, linking community ecology with restoration and management of both terrestrial and marine environments.

This two-year Master’s program is for students that want to understand and explore the link between ecological processes, landscape patterns and human interactions. The program welcomes students with a multidisciplinary interest of ecology at broader spatial and temporal scales. It can provide an extended platform for topics such as habitat monitoring, conservation and restoration of biodiversity, ecosystem services and management of landscapes, seascapes and their associated resources.

Programme structure

The compulsory courses in the program are both theoretical and practical, such as experimental design, data collection through field inventories and remote sensing, analyses and management of spatial data using geographic information systems (GIS).

The compulsory courses are

Landscape Ecology - Theory and Design, 15 credits

Applied Remote Sensing, and GIS for Landscape Analysis, 15 credits

Applied Aerial Photographic Techniques for Landscape analysis, 7.5 credits

Project in Landscape Ecology, 7.5 credits

The optional courses in the program can include several different subjects so that the student acquires sufficient knowledge to complete the program with a thesis on landscape ecology.

Application documentation specific for this programme

In addition to the documents required by (, you need to send in application documentation specific for this programme: Personal letter (maximum one page) and CV.

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