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Forestry (Distance Learning)

Bangor University
Program overview
2-3 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
English

Start dates
Bangor
September 2023

Bangor
September 2024

Bangor
September 2025

About this program

Forestry (distance learning)

The course, fully accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, provides students with detailed knowledge and expertise of direct relevance to the modern forest manager and those working in associated disciplines.

Bangor University has been teaching forestry for over 110 years and since 2000, it has offered a range of exciting and innovative part-time distance learning forestry courses. The MSc forestry (distance learning) course has an excellent reputation for producing high quality, adaptable and professional graduates. Many of our alumni have successfully used the course to help them change careers, gain promotion, develop their business and/or simply satisfy their curiosity for trees and forests. The course is designed to provide students with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

The course is designed to be of specific interest to:

  • Individuals seeking academically-based education in forestry;
  • Individuals seeking a career in the management of trees and forests;
  • Individuals wishing to undertake further study while employed in the forestry, or a related, profession.

Teaching and learning for each module is supported by a guided reading handbook plus various learning materials hosted on our ‘virtual learning environment’, such as online lectures and seminars, e-books, journal articles, scientific reports, podcasts, and discussion forums.

  • MSc Forestry (distance learning) Course Leaflet
  • MSc Forestry & MSc Tropical Forestry – detailed information

The School of Natural Sciences has secured up to 15 distance learning scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for 2021 entry. More information about the Scholarships can be found here.

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Admission requirements

Generally a 2(i) undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject is required, such as biology, horticulture, agriculture, law, economics, engineering, environmental science. Applications from mature students who do not have higher education qualifications but 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 also be considered.

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


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Program content

Year 1

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • Silviculture
  • MSc Dissertation

Semester 2

MSc Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

MSc: 3 years; Diploma: 2 years; Certificate: 1 year; Module: 15 weeks

Tuition

Please contact the institute for more information.

Qualification

Professional Accreditation

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF).

There are a number of validated exit points on our distance learning courses:

  • students who successfully complete 60 credits can opt to leave the program with a Postgraduate Certificate
  • students who continue to successfully complete 120 credits can be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma; or
  • students who successfully complete 120 credits and a research dissertation can be awarded the MSc

Career paths

The part-time nature of this course enables students to build their career alongside other work or personal commitments. Current students and recent graduates have secured jobs as commercial forest managers, forest surveyors, ecological consultants, forestry finance advisors and business start-ups. Careers prospects also include promotion for those already in the forestry or related professions. The part-time nature of the course opens up numerous opportunities for study, travel, scholarship and research and students are encouraged to take advantage of these.

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Bangor University

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Why study at Bangor University

A Top 30 university

The Complete University Guide 2022 results place Bangor amongst the UK’s top 30 universities for student satisfaction (excluding specialist institutions). This reflects the University’s focus on the overall student experience.

Wide range of courses

We offer hundreds of courses across the arts and the sciences. We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching and our courses and lecturers have been rated in the top 5 in the UK (WhatUni 2022).

World-class teaching & research

Study at a world-class university, which is recognised for the quality of teaching and research. 85% of Bangor University's research is world-leading or internationally excellent (Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021).

Work experience and placements

We offer a variety of options to gain valuable employability skills, which include supporting you in work placements and internships that you may wish to undertake.

Guaranteed accommodation

We guarantee accommodation for first-year students who apply by the deadline and select us as their Firm Choice. Our accommodation was rated Top 3 in the UK at the WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2022.

Free membership of all clubs and societies

Take advantage of the Bangor Student Experience with free membership of student clubs and societies. There are over 150 different ones to choose from, so you can try something new, get involved with sports, meet new friends and get out and explore the local area.

UNRIVALLED location

Choose to study in one of the best places in the UK to be a student. Bangor’s location – close to the mountains and the sea – has been described as ‘the best university setting in the UK’.

Contact info

Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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