This degree builds on the industry-recognised HNC/D programmes. All first year entrants will start on the HNC and the entry requirements are therefore for this programme. Successful completion will allow you to progress to the second year of the HND. Following achievement of the HND, you can progress to the third year of the degree. Applicants already holding a relevant HNC qualification can apply for direct entry to the second year. When completing your application make sure you choose year two. Applicants already holding a relevant HND qualification can apply for direct entry to year three, again where this is the case please make sure you choose year three when completing your application.
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 or arboriculture 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 Inverness College UHI where you have the option to specialise in either forest management and conservation, or arboriculture and urban forestry. The degree builds on the industry recognised HNC/D 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 your chosen speciality. When you graduate you will have a technical management qualification and be experienced in all aspects of sustainable management in relation to forestry or arboriculture.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Inverness College UHI|
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
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
Plus 4 National 5s at B or above or equivalent.
For HNC Forestry a minimum of one year's pre-course experience in woodland environment is required or attainment of the Certificate in Forestry or Conservation Skills.
Plus 4 National 5s at B or above or equivalent
For HNC Forestry a minimum of one year's pre-course experience in woodland environment is required or attainment of the Certificate in Forestry or Conservation Skills. This requirement may be waived for applicants with three or more Highers, or equivalent at grade C or above.
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.
Advanced entry to year two (HND) may be possible with HNC Forestry, or HNC Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.
Advanced entry to year three, BSc may be possible with HND Forestry, or HND Arboriculture and Urban Forestry.
Advanced entry to year four may be possible with BSc Sustainable Forestry.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58.0||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||Min 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:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|International||£12,800 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,000 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.