Taught course

Forestry Management

Institution
Harper Adams University · Harper Adams University
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMScMRes

Entry requirements

For PgC/PgD entry candidates should possess one of the following:

  • Honours degree (at least a 2.2)
  • A good UK based HND or Foundation Degree, together with related industrial or professional experience of at least two years
  • A Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate or equivalent

For MSc entry candidates should possess one of the following:

  • Honours degree (at least a 2.2)
  • A Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent

Months of entry

September

Course content

Do you want to be involved in a land and resource management sector that exemplifies real growth and sustainable development? Are you interested in working in a dynamic and positive environment, making decisions that can affect landscapes, environments and timber production potential for decades to come?

Interest in forestry and forest products has never been higher as the economic, environmental and social benefits of woods and forests are widely-recognised in the minds of governments, scientists, businesses and communities.

Investment in forests and forestry is strong and continues to attract UK and global investors seeking the excellent returns and high environmental integrity that forestry offers. The forest management industry is actively seeking new management level staff to meet current and future workloads and development opportunities.

Global forest resources show both losses and gains in physical area and the policy and practice of forest conservation and protection has gathered pace and impact. New generation plantations offer the prospect to bring timber to world markets using faster rotations, advanced tree breeding, fully mechanised harvesting and greater technological input to planning and management of forests.

The postgraduate programme offers a solid and effective way of studying forestry with a strong applied focus. Input from industry professionals, many of them Chartered Foresters, will ensure that curriculum is relevant and current and that students benefit from the experience and insight of managers with real-world responsibilities. Industry visits and assignments based on professional projects and case studies reinforce this approach and help build links and networks. The central UK location of Harper Adams enables access to a wide range of forest resource types for teaching and study.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24-36 months
full time
12 months

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

MRes

full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Office
Email
postgraduate@harper-adams.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)1952 81 5289