University of Cumbria

Degree level: Undergraduate

Forestry (Top-up)

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Course summary

Looking to develop in a career where you protect the world around you every day? Our BSc Forestry Top-Up programme provides a path into the forestry profession so you gain all the practical know-how to work in a truly worthwhile and rewarding sector. And, from our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and social benefits - all within easy access. Course Overview Study professional forestry 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 forestry 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 The only course of this type in the UK, this course allows you to further your forestry skills and develop professionally. Our course is perfect for you if you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in forestry or arboriculture and want to upgrade your skills and knowledge to obtain a BSc Honours Degree. There is also the opportunity to gain professional accreditation through the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the forestry sector professional body. Our National School of Forestry, based in the iconic Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the ideal place to explore the science and practice of managing forests. You'll live and learn on our friendly Ambleside campus, the only university campus in a national park, and also home to the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. Our unique modules allow you to benefit from the practical forestry management experience of our tutors and their high-quality applied research that informs our teaching, your learning and aims to bring about positive change in the natural world. Year one
  • Dissertation
  • Forest Management Planning
  • Business Skills
  • Woodland Conservation (Optional)
  • Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)
  • Advanced Silviculture (Optional)

Course details

Modules

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, Geographic Information Systems, Forest Design Planning, Forest Policy and Governance, Forest Health and Protection, Work Placement, Work Experience. Optional modules (subject to availability and demand): Research Methods and Data Analysis, Recreation in Woodlands. Foundation degree students must complete a period of work experience to gain their qualification. There are two options - a period of 33 weeks or more ideally taken between years one and two, or a shorter period of work experience ideally taken during the summer between years one and two.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D501
Institution code:
C99
Campus name:
Ambleside
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Foundation Degree or Higher National Diploma or Diploma in Higher Education in a relevant subject


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

Visit www.cumbria.ac.uk/studentfinance for more information about student fees and finance, and for details about our alumni discount.
Forestry (Top-up) at University of Cumbria - UCAS