Taught course

Tropical Forestry

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

Entry requirements

A 2(i) undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject is required, such as forestry, biology, ecology, law, economics, environmental science, development studies. Applications from mature students without higher education qualifications but who 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 be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been developed in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen. The programme covers the following topics:
1) The interrelationship between tropical forests, people and policies including forest-dependency, deforestation, national and global forest policy and processes, and the potential of using market based mechanisms to achieve sustainable forest management. 2) The history of participatory forest management including, the theoretical foundation within common pool resource management, the importance of political, legal and institutional frameworks as well as how the concept may be applied in practice. 3) The ecological principles that underpin sustainable tropical forest management, silviculture and agroforestry and the translation of these principles into practical guidelines. 4) The principles and practice of forest inventory, assessment and monitoring for the purposes of inventory planning, sampling and forest resource monitoring. 5) The nature of scientific investigation and the application of results into practice to help forest professions with their work.

Information for international students

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This is a distance learning programme.

Course contact details

Dr James Walmsley
+44 (0) 1248 382448