University of Cumbria

Forest Management University of Cumbria Degree level: Undergraduate

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Want a career as a professional forest manager? Then, our degree - the only professional forestry BSc (Hons) in England - is the qualification for you. Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the forestry sector's professional body, the course will teach you about the management of forests and woodlands for commercial, recreation and conservation management.

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, which is also home to the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, where our tutors are involved in producing high-quality research that informs our teaching, your learning and aims to bring about positive change in the natural world.

And, thanks to our excellent links with forestry organisations, we have a strong graduate employment record too.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

From our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the unique opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation and timber production.

  • The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), the forestry sector professional body, and has been awarded the maximum points available by it

  • We have more than 50 years educating and training professional and award-winning foresters

  • Experience hands-on forestry frequently, thanks to our practical-focused approach

  • Use the latest technology such as GIS, remote sensing and drones during your studies

  • Opportunity for work experience in Canada, so you can experience international forest management

  • Taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters and bring their first-hand experience to their teaching

  • Tutors are involved in conducting ground-breaking, international research, which will inform your learning

  • Small class sizes mean you’ll get personal tutor guidance and support throughout your studies

  • We have excellent links with Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and other forestry organisations, which boosts your networking and employment prospects

  • Forestry employers contact us to fill vacancies for professional forestry posts

  • Chances to win prizes from a variety of forestry organisations

Ambleside, close to the shores of Windermere, is a great place to live with access to the recreational opportunities afforded by the Lake District National Park. And, on campus you have access to modern research and teaching labs, lecture and seminar rooms, IT facilities and a library with a broad range of up-to-date digital and hard-copy resources.

If you want a rewarding career in a sector that is hugely important for biodiversity, society and our economy, then this professional course will enable you to gain the skills and experience required for a successful career in forestry.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code D500
Institution code C99
Campus name Ambleside
Campus code A

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points
A level CCC - BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 15 credits
M: 30 credits
Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3
Scottish Higher BBCC - ABBB

GCSE Maths at grade C/4 or above


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of Cumbria
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Fusehill Street
Carlisle
CA1 2HH


Course contact details

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0845 606 1144

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