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Environmental and Forest Management MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Biological Sciences

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You gain advanced training for a career in forestry, working nationally or internationally in management, conservation, or research. The degree offers you flexibility to update and upgrade your knowledge as a professional with a first degree in forestry and allows you to transfer to a career in forestry from another discipline. Emphasis is placed on multi-purpose management,goals. These may include production of timber or non-timber forest products, promotion of rural livelihoods, conservation of biodiversity and creation of opportunities for recreation.

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

Industry Links and Careers

Aberdeen maintains links wiht the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the forestry sector, the Forestry Commission, Forest Research. The Forestry Society Dinner is held every year and students are invited to attend. Graduates work for the Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage and Tilhill Forestry graduate programme.


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Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Forestry has been a very strong subject at Aberdeen for decades and you get plenty of practical sessions visiting recently established forests, active timber harvesters, GPS mapping, computer based statistical excercises and visual impact. There are some visits planned
  • Forestry is part of the School of Biological Science and draws on experts who work with DEFRA, the Scottish Tree Advisory Group, Centre for Climate Change and Enterprise

Quick Facts

  • Start Date – September
  • Delivery – Campus
  • Study Options – Full Time, Part Time
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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

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