Taught course


Bangor University · School of the Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Sciences, Sustainable Development, Geography or Biological Sciences. Alternatively, a first degree in an unrelated subject plus relevant practical experience may be accepted. Applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. Students with degrees in forestry, agriculture, geography, biology, environmental studies, economics, law, social sciences, philosophy and modern languages have graduated from this course.

Months of entry


Course content

Students will learn about how trees, people and agriculture can be combined in sustainably managed farms, forests and landscapes. The course equips you to deal with the principal forces driving change in farming and forestry, from thinking globally about issues like climate change and carbon trading to dealing with practical issues of how to manage trees on farms at a local level. This involves taking a human perspective to land use management while emphasising an ecological approach in agriculture.
Part 1: consists of four taught modules: agroforestry systems; silviculture for agroforestry; ecosystem function; natural resource management; a study tour, and a research planning module.
Part 2: Dissertation - execution and written presentation of a suitable scientific project which is devised by the student and an individual academic supervisor and validated by the Programme Director.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Meryl Furlong
+44 (0)1248 383708