Forestry & Wood Science
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Dryland Forestry


The MScFor programme with specialisation in dryland forestry

Student has to enrol for a regular MScFor programme.  More information and application procedure

In addition, the student may enrol for one or more short courses listed below.  Importantly, this must be done in consultation with the supervisor.

  • Woodland ecology and silviculture
  • Remote sensing and forest mensuration
  • Tree improvement and nursery practice
  • Biomass harvesting and transport logistics
  • Wood processing and anatomy
  • Dryland forest economics




The listed short courses are presented in one or two blocks, each consisting of five half days.

Method of assessment: Flexible assessment.

There are no prerequisites for the Dryland Forestry short courses​