Taught course

Forestry (Distance Learning with International Commonwealth Scholarship)

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

Entry requirements

International students awarded with a CSC scholarship are eligible to study on this course. Applicants are expected to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject (forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences, economics). Candidates with lower qualifications who have sufficient, relevant work experience also considered. Students are required to have access to a computer with internet, The University cannot provide these to distance learning students. Applicants should ensure they are eligible for entry to this course before applying for a CSC scholarship.

Months of entry


Course content

The course, fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of direct relevance to the modern forest manager. Modules: Agroforestry Systems (20 credits); Forest Inventory, Assessment and Monitoring (20 credits); Sustainable Use of Non-Timber Forest Products (20 credits); Location Specific Knowledge (15 credits); Joint Summer Module (study tour) (15 credits); Contemporary tropical forests and climate change: the science, the policy and the practice (10 credits); Social Issues in Forest Management (20 credits); MSc Dissertation (60 credits).

Information for international students

The CSC stipulate that candidates from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka must have gained an IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 to be eligible for one of its awards. For an award taken in 2011 academic year, the IELTS test must be taken after October 2010.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Dr James Walmsley
+44 (0)1248 382448