Official Master's degree for fire-fighting

Master level fire-fighting

Wildland fire science and integrative management

UDL - Universitat de Lleida. Màsters Oficials
In Lleida (Spain)

Price on request

Important information

  • Master
  • Lleida (Spain)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:

Lleida University coordinates this official inter-university Master's course with the participation of Cordoba University and Leon University. It will be taught face to face for a week a month at each university campus with no more than three times at each university per six-month period.

Important information

Requirements: European bachelor's degree or equivalent (Architecture, Engineering, etc.) accredited if it was gained at a university outside the EU. Specialising in direct access: forestry, forest industries, mountains and any degree that prepares students for the profession of forestry expert. Other graduates may access the course with complementary conditions.

Nationally recognised qualification: Official University Master's degree - Ministry of Education


Where and when

Starts Location
Lleida, Spain
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What you'll learn on the course

Simulation and analysis of forest fires
Causality. Risk analysis models and factors
Prescribed burns
Ecology and the physics of fire
Arrangement and defence of forest landscape against fires
Economy applied to defence against fires
Extinction tactics and strategies
Restoration of surfaces affected by fires
Investigation of causes
Preventative silviculture
Overhead measures
Techniques and means
Integral fuel management
Leadership in emergency management
Emergency management and organisation
Applied teledetection
Work risks
Ergonomics and nutrition
Telecommunications in emergencies

Course programme

The Master's has four main modules:
  • Module on forest fire technology and management
  • Specialisation  module
  • Work experience module
  • Master's thesis module
  • Analysis and simulation of forest fires.
  • Causality, factors and risk analysis models.
  • Strategies and tactics of extinction.
  • Physical and fire ecology.
  • Investigation of causes.
  • Management and Forest Landscape defense against wildfires.
  • Restoration of areas affected by fires.
  • Remote sensing applied.
  • Applied Economics protection against forest fires.
  • Preventive Forestry.