Study programme learning outcomes

The basic aim of the study programme for the graduate is to acquire appropriate and comprehensive knowledge about forests and management, which is in line with the three modern principles of forest management - the principles of sustainability, multipurpose and sustainability. The study programme enables the graduate to deepen his basic knowledge about forests and his management and, depending on his interest and employment interests, to acquire broader knowledge from special or marginal areas of forestry and forest ecosystem management.


Mode of study

Available enrolment slots: 40 slots for full-time study, 4 slots for Slovenes without Slovene citizenship and foreigners and 1 slot for parallel studies.


Official duration of the study programme in credits and years

The second cycle master's study programme FORESTRY AND FOREST ECOSYSTEM MANAGMENT lasts 2 years (4 semesters) and has a workload of 120 ECTS. Students are required to complete 60 ECTS each year.


Name of qualification and title conferred

  • magister inženir gozdarstva or
  • magistrica inženirka gozdarstva
  • mag. inž. gozd.

Admission requirements

Access to the master's study programme Forestry and Forest Ecosystem Management is granted to candidates who completed one of the following study programmes:

a) the first cycle academic study programme Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources or a comparable study programme in forestry at other faculties.

b) a first cycle Bologna study programme in other professional fields, provided that the candidates additionaly complete 10 - 60 ECTS from courses of the first cycle Bologna study programme Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources: a) graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of life sciences complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, b) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, quantitative methods or statistics, chemistry, geology, meteorology or physics, botany or fitocenology) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, c) graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

c) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programme in the field of forestry or a comparable professional study programme in the field of forestry at other faculties.

d) a pre-Bologna or Bologna professional study programme in other professional fields, provided that the candidates additionaly complete 10 - 60 ECTS from courses of both first cycle study programmes in forestry: a) graduates of comparable study programmes in the field of life sciences complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, b) graduates of study programmes with a comparable extent of core courses (mathematics, quantitative methods or statistics, chemistry, geology, meteorology or physics, botany or fitocenology) complete courses from the group of compulsory professional courses, c) graduates of all other professional fields who do not have a comparable extent of core and professional courses shall obtain additional requirements from the group of compulsory core courses and compulsory professional courses.

Admission to the programme is also granted to candidates who have completed equivalent education abroad, and who enrol under the same requirements which apply for candidates who completed their education in Slovenia. Prior to enrolment in the study programme they must complete the procedure for recognition of education for the purpose of further study.

In case of limited enrolment the following selection criteria apply:
- candidates referred to in point a) are selected on the basis of the average grade for exams during first cycle studies.
- candidates referred to in point b) are selected on the basis of the average grade for exams during first cycle studies and exams that are a condition for enrolment.
- candidates referred to in point c) are selected on the basis of the average grade for exams during undergraduate studies.
- candidates referred to in point d) are selected on the basis of the average grade for exams during undergraduate studies and exams that are a condition for enrolment. Preference are given to candidates that have gained a higher number of ECTS from the group of the following courses: mathematics, chemistry, botany or phytocenology, geology, meteorology or physics. With candidates that have the same number of points from the previous paragraph, success in first cycle studies or undergraduate studies (average exam grade) is taken into account.


Advancement requirements

Conditions for progression to Year 2:
A student may enrol in Year 2 if he completes all study requirements of Year 1 and completes 51 ECTS by the end of the academic year. The competent Studies Committee may exceptionally approve the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 for a student who has gained at least 45 ECTS in Year 1, if the student can provide justifiable reasons in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana.

Conditions for repeating a year:
Students can repeat a year provided that they complete study requirements in a total amount of at least 30 ECTS.

During their course of study students may only once repeat a year or change their study programme owing to non-fulfilment of requirements.


Transfer between study programmes

A transfer between study programmes means termination of education in the first study programme and continuation of studies in another study programme. A transfer is possible only if the the candidates meet the requirements for enrolment in the new study programme. Tansfers between various study programmes for obtaining the same level of education is possible if at least 50% of ECTS of the first study programme can be recognised (i.e. if at least 30 ECTS can be recognised in the first year of the new study programme).

Transfers are possible:
a) for candidates from second cycle Bologna master's study programmes:
- in professional fields of the Biotechnical faculty UL. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.
- in other professional fields. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment. The requirements for completion of the study programme and the year in which the student is allowed to enrol are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.

b) for graduates of pre-Bologna study programmes:
- from the academic study programme in Forestry. The candidates shall meet the requirements for enrolment and are enrolled in Year 2. In order to complete the study programme, they shall successfully defend a master thesis.
- from academic study programmes in other professional fields: if candidates meet the requirements for enrolment, they are enrolled in Year 2. The requirements for completion of the study programme to the extent of 60 ECTS (including a successful defence of a master thesis) are set for each student individually by the competent Studies Committee.