Taught course


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

Entry requirements

Generally a 2(i) undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject is required, such as biology, horticulture, agriculture, law, economics, engineering, environmental science. Applications from mature students who do not have higher education qualifications but have relevant work experience and who have worked for a minimum of 2 years in a position of responsibility and relevance to the degree will also be considered.

Months of entry

January, September, May

Course content

This programme, fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of direct relevance to the modern forest manager. Key course modules cover the increasingly important social issues in forest management, silviculture (including alternatives to clear-cutting), forest ecosystems, and the sustainable use of non-timber forest products. Modules in inventory, assessment and monitoring look at other significant issues surrounding the sustainable management of global forest resources. The course includes a practical element which students frim the UK and the Republic of Ireland are required to attend during a one week Summer School held annually in Bangor.

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) is required.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Cherelle Jarvis
+44 (0)1248 382281