Forestry at University of Cumbria - UCAS

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Course summary

Looking for a career where you can be immersed in nature and protect the world around you? Our FdSc Forestry degree provides a path into the forestry profession combined with an optional work experience element, so you gain all the practical know-how to be employed in a truly worthwhile and rewarding sector. From our campus in Ambleside (Lake District), you’ll have the opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and social benefits - all within easy access. Delve into the enchanting world of forestry and discover the untapped wonders of nature. Course overview Study a professional forestry course at our National School of Forestry in the iconic Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site just minutes from our Ambleside campus. Gain the skills to start a career in a sector crucial for biodiversity, society and the economy, with a pathway into the National School of Forestry. On this course you will...

  • Develop hands-on skills with our 150 hours of work experience.
  • Get accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters.
  • Use the latest forest management technology, such as remote sensing and drones during your studies, to enhance your employability.
  • Benefits from our more than 50 years' experience educating and training professional and award-winning foresters.
  • Boost your employability through our excellent links with the Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and many other forestry organisations.
What you will learn This course is ideally located to explore and practice the management of forests, with the National School of Forestry based on our inspirational Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District. You’ll receive a thorough introduction to the forestry profession combined with a work-experience option to back up your theoretical knowledge. Our four week work experience offers you a fantastic chance to gain more hands-on forestry work in a real-life context, whilst on campus you’ll have access on your doorstep to study in woodlands managed for timber, conservation and social benefits. The skills you develop will see you go on to a rewarding career in forestry both in the UK and potentially internationally. You’ll have the qualifications necessary to progress to the top-up BSc (Hons) Forestry degree should you wish to take your studies further. You will study the sustainable management of forests and woodlands for commercial, social benefits and conservation management. Year one
  • Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests
  • Measuring Trees and Forests
  • Silviculture
  • Woodland Ecology
  • Wood Utilisation & Processing
  • Forestry Fundamentals
  • Practical Forest Skills
Year two
  • Work Experience
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Managing Forest Operations
  • Forest Policy and Governance
  • Forest Health and Protection
  • People and Forests
  • Forest Design and Planning


How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Maths at C/4


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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Forestry at University of Cumbria - UCAS