University of Cumbria has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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
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!
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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
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|