You’re 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. 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 practice forest management. Course Overview 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 an opportunity to go on an exchange to Humbolt State University in California. 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
- Work placement
- Forest Plan
- Advanced Silviculture
- Business Skills
- Woodland Conservation (Optional)
- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)
- Climate Smart Forestry (Optional)
Year one - Compulsory modules: Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests, Measuring Trees and Forests, Silviculture 1, Ecology, Forest Operations and Industry, Professional Development, Forest Skills. Year two - Compulsory modules: Silviculture 2, Research Methods and Data Analysis, Geographic Information Systems, Forest Design Planning, Forest Policy and Governance, Forest Health and Protection, Work Placement, Work Experience. Year three - Compulsory modules: Dissertation, Forest Management Planning, Business Skills. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Woodland Ecology and Conservation, Advanced Geographic Information Science, Remote Sensing, Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Forest Carbon Management, Ecosystem Services, Urban Forestry and Arboriculture.
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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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|