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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Master in

Environmental Management of Mountain Areas

This double degree programme focuses on sustainable landscape development as well as ecosystem and land-use management in mountain areas.

Course description

Our programme is highly interdisciplinary and it is offered in cooperation with the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Both universities contribute their expertise in an integrative way to ecological, engineering and socio-economic perspectives of mountain landscape management.

The programme takes advantage of the particular location of the partner universities in the Central Alps and includes both student and teacher mobility between the two countries. Courses will be taught by lecturers from both universities.

At a glance

Degree class: LM-73
ECTS credits: 120
Duration of the course: 2 years
Courses will be taught in English
Places available: 30 EU + 5 non-EU
Campus: Bozen-Bolzano and Innsbruck
Tuition fees: €1.347,50 per year

Structure of the course

The first study year is to be completed at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano and focuses on basic natural science and technical skills and competences in 9 compulsory modules.

The second study year at the University of Innsbruck, with two compulsory modules and several elective modules, gives students the possibility to focus on environmental and resource management, nature protection, landscape ecology and planning, agriculture and forestry as well as water and waste management in mountain areas.

Students work in interdisciplinary teams to carry out scientific research that is result-oriented, focused on targets and related to their Master dissertation project.

In the study plan you can find the partner university of the courses of your interest. In the course offering instead you can find the course descriptions.


Degree Course Director: Prof. Francesco Comiti  (photo)
Student Representative in the Course Council: Anna Bolla

Exchange programmes and internships

Currently we offer exchange programmes with almost 20 partner universities all over the world.

This study programme does not involve a compulsory internship. You can still choose to carry out a voluntary internship and choose from the long list of Italian and foreign businesses the University of Bozen is partnered with.

Career opportunities

The interdisciplinary and research-oriented master programme opens up a wide range of occupational opportunities for graduates all over the world, in particular environmental assessment, monitoring and management of protected areas, project planning and Eco-certification in the fields of agriculture and forestry, analysis and natural hazard assessment of hydrogeological origin, and elaboration of development plans of agricultural mountain areas, as well as various scientific careers.

Well prepared and ready for the job market. On the website of AlmaLaurea you can check statistical data about graduates’ satisfaction and their employability.

Go to the survey (in Italian)

Nadia Überegger

Agricultural technician, Research Centre for Agriculture and Forestry, Laimburg

Inspiriert an diesem Studiengang hat mich die Dreisprachigkeit und der Praxisorientiertheit. Ich habe mich entschieden in Südtirol zu studieren, um einen verstärkten Bezug zu lokalen Themen zu haben, was uns zum Beispiel durch die zahlreichen Ausflüge und das Ausarbeiten von Projekten in direktem Kontakt mit konventionellen und biologisch orientierten Betrieben und Genossenschaften ermöglicht wurde. Spannend waren insbesondere auch unsere Studienreisen nach Brüssel und Sizilien.


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 In order to gain admission to the course, you will be required to prove that you already have a B2 level of competence in the English language. If you do not have an official language certification, you can take a language exam at our university.

Detailed information about the study programme can be found in the Study Manifesto (Study guidelines) which contains information about the study plan, admission requirements, language requirements, application, admission procedures, enrolment and tuition fees.

There is no admission exam or interview.

Online Application
Early Bird - for EU and non-EU citizens: 1 March - 26 April 2019, noon
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 20 May - 30 August 2019, noon 

Publication Ranking Lists
Early Bird: by 17 May 2019
Late Application: by 10 September 2019

Contact us by phone at +390471012100 or fill in the request form.

Photo: © Lukas Flinzberger

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