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Tropical Forestry

Bangor University
3 years
Part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Bangor
English
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Program description

Tropical Forestry

The Tropical Forestry MSci represents a natural addition to our highly successful and well-respected MSci Forestry, MSci Environmental Forestry and MSci Agroforestry degree courses.

The program provides part-time students from across the world with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management, forest measurement and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

The Tropical Forestry MSci is part-time and the full MSci is completed in three years. It builds on the existing links and strengths of the highly successful forestry masters programs in the School of Natural Sciences: MSci Sustainable Forest Management (SUFONAMA), MSci Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) and Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO). These programs were developed by European Masters consortiums and funded by the EU Erasmus Mundus program.

Our distance-learning program is designed to provide students with training in the subject of tropical forestry, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest conservation, protection and management and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use. Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry/forest-related industries/natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring and environmental protection. The course is also suited to individuals working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching.

The program, which is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of direct relevance to the modern forest manager. Key course modules cover the increasing importance of social issues in forest management, the complex challenges and multiple benefits of well-managed agroforestry systems and the sustainable use of non-timber forest products. Modules in inventory, assessment and monitoring look at other significant issues surrounding the sustainable management of global forest resources.

Admission 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.

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

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website


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Program content

  • Silviculture
  • Agroforestry Systems & Practice
  • Forest Inventory, Assessment &; Monitoring
  • Sustainable use of NTFPs
  • Social Issues in Forest Management
  • Tropical Forestry Study Tour
  • Distance learning Dissertation

*Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change.

Scholarships & funding

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

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Upon successful completion of the program, students will earn a MSci.

Continuing studies

Many recent graduates on related courses have gone on to do PhD research. 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.

Career opportunities

The part-time nature of this course enables students to build their career alongside other work or personal commitments. There are excellent employment opportunities in the broad area of tropical forestry including national government, international organisations and consultancies.

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Bangor University

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Gold rated teaching

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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 10 in the country.

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

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Bangor University

Bangor University
LL57 2DG Bangor Gwynedd
United Kingdom

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