Forest Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Forest Management* is a highly practical course that will give you all the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful forest manager. If you are looking for a rewarding career, where you can provide professional advice to the land-based forestry sector and help secure our forests for future generations to enjoy, then this course is for you. You will study at the Scottish School of Forestry campus of UHI Inverness. The degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC/HND in Forestry or Arboriculture and Urban Forestry in the first two years. A significant proportion of your work will be fieldwork-based projects where you will become experienced in the practical aspects of forest management. When you graduate you will have a technical management qualification and be experienced in all aspects of sustainable management in relation to forestry. *subject to revalidation.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Advanced entry to year two (HND) may be possible with HNC Forestry, or HNC Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. If you have other relevant academic or professional qualifications or experience, your application will be considered on an individual basis. You may need to undertake a bridging unit and/or apply for recognition of prior learning.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Year one of this course is either HNC Forestry or HNC Arboriculture and Urban Forestry. For arboriculture, it should be noted that a reasonably high level of fitness is required, as well as a good head for heights. Prospective students without the standard entry requirements as listed above are encouraged to apply. Relevant life or work experience will be taken into consideration on an individual basis. A driving licence is a prerequisite for the placement year. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


A driving licence is a prerequisite for all forestry students for the placement year; this also applies to any arboriculture students studying the placement year

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with no element below 5.5
PTE Academic5858 average with 51 in each component
TOEFL (iBT)80Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

This is a Top-Up Degree whereby Year 1 of the course comprises an HNC and in some cases Year 2 an HND. Courses which comprise an HN award as their first and/or second year will be charged the Higher National fee for the first and/or second year, increasing to the degree fee rate after this. Please see the course page for specific fees details. RUK students will be charged the RUK HN fee for the Higher National portion of the programme and the degree portion will be charge at the RUK degree fee, the fourth year of consecutive study on the programme is free. EU/EEA and Swiss nationals starting their study in Scotland from academic year 2021-22, who do not have settled status, will be considered as international for fee purposes. For 2021-22, the university offered an automatic scholarship for the degree (3rd) year and the 4th year of study free for those studying full-time, on continuous study. A decision on scholarships for 2022-23 entry is still to be confirmed. For full details on fees and funding please visit
Forest Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS