Taught course

Environmental and Forest Management

University of Aberdeen · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates for the taught programmes should have either a degree (2nd class Honours or above) in Forestry, or an equivalent degree in a related discipline, allied with some forestry experience. In exceptional cases it is possible for non-graduates with a wide forestry experience to be accepted on to the programme at postgraduate Diploma level, with the possibility of progressing on to the Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Forestry provides academic education in forestry preparing its graduates to respond to the increasing number of issues facing forest and nature management. The emphasis is placed on multi-purpose management, where the management goals may include the production of timber or non-timber forest products, the promotion of rural livelihoods, the conservation of biodiversity and the creation of opportunities for recreation.

The aim of the programme is to provide advanced training for a career in forestry, working nationally or internationally in management, conservation, or research. The curriculum offers flexibility to cater both for professionals with a first degree in forestry wanting to update and upgrade their knowledge and graduates from other disciplines wanting to transfer into a forestry career. The curriculum is designed to take into account the need of potential employers.

The University of Aberdeen is an ideal place for studying forestry at a postgraduate level. The programme benefits from classic forestry, innovative research in environmental management, ecological sustainability and rural development. Scotland provides a unique and diverse landscape for studying native woodland management, forest restoration, plantation forestry, rural development forestry and forest ecology

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Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations25
Written coursework / continuous assessment50

Course contact details

Graduate School
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