Are you driven to shape and save the future of our environment and tackle important critical issues? Learn from world-leading experts how to work with nature, not against it, on our forest management course. You will be based at the National School of Forestry at our inspirational Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District - the ideal location to explore and practise forest management. Course Overview On this degree, you’ll study the management of woodlands and forests for commercial, recreation, and conservation. Your course will include modules on silviculture, woodland ecology, forest health, and forest management planning. Practical hands-on experience backs up theory and there will be opportunities to study in a wide range of forest environments, from ancient semi-natural woodland to plantations. You’ll be well placed for a career as a professional forest manager both at home and overseas. The degree has a vocational focus and it is expected that as part of your course, you will acquire practical experience in forestry through employment, placements, work experience, and volunteer opportunities. On this course you will...
- Develop skills and knowledge that is attractive to forestry employers.
- Be taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters and bring their first-hand experience to their teaching.
- Be a part of small class sizes, meaning you’ll get personal tutor guidance and support throughout your studies.
- Experience hands-on forestry frequently, thanks to our practical-focused approach.
- Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests
- Measuring Trees and Forests
- Woodland Ecology
- Wood Utilisation and Processing
- Forestry Fundamentals
- Practical Forest Skills
- Geographic Information Systems
- Research Methods and Data Analysis
- Managing Forest Operations
- Forest Policy and Governance
- Forest Health and Protection
- People & Forests
- Forest Plan
- Advanced Silviculture
- Business Skills
- Woodland Conservation (Optional)
- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)
- Climate Smart Forestry (Optional)
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above
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