A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. 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, geography, biology, environmental studies, economics and social sciences have graduated from this course.
Months of entry
This course will develop your understanding of forest ecosystems and their role in the global environment, and of the goods and services that forests can provide. This course has been running for more than 25 years, and its graduates are now working in forestry all over the world. We have close links with forestry and environmental organisations in the UK and overseas, and staff of these organisations make regular contributions to the course.
Part 1: consists of four taught modules: forest resources & assessment; silviculture (temperate or tropical streams); ecosystem function; management planning; a study tour, and a research planning module component.
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
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||10|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||40|
|Dissertation||50 (10000 words)|
Course contact details
- Meryl Furlong
- +44 (0)1248 383708