Forest Management University of Cumbria


Want a career as a professional forest manager? Then, our degree - the only professional forestry BSc (Hons) in England - is the qualification for you.

You’ll explore the science and practice of managing forests at our National School of Forestry in the iconic Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

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

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

  • 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

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

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

  • Taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters

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

  • Small class sizes mean you’ll get close tutor guidance throughout your studies

  • We have excellent links with Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and other forestry organisations

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

  • Chances to win prizes from a variety of forestry organisations

  • Opportunity for work experience in Canada

And, Ambleside is a great place to live with access to the recreational opportunities afforded by the Lake District National Park.

If you want a rewarding career in a sector that is 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.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location


  • Start date

    17 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

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

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.