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Forest Management BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

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  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**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 objectives.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. You'll also 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.And, thanks to our excellent links with forestry organisations, we have a strong graduate employment record too.- **Year 1** You’ll get a good grounding in the underlying principles and practice of forest and woodland management. Modules include those on forest measurement, silviculture, wood utilisation and processing and woodland ecology.- **Year 2** You’ll build on this foundation developing your skills further, for example, you’ll develop greater skills in geographical information systems, learn more about managing forest operations and you will be taught important new subjects, such as forest health, people and forests and forest policy. You will also be taught research methods to prepare you for your dissertation.- **Year 3** You’ll write a full forest management plan, conduct research on a topic of your choice, develop a business idea and take several optional modules that align to your interests**Why Choose University of Cumbria**- From our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the unique opportunity to study in woodlands managed for timber production, conservation and recreation.- The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), the forestry sector professional body, and has been awarded the maximum points available- 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- 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 organisations in the sector such as The Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and others, which boosts your networking and employment prospects- Forestry employers contact us to fill vacancies for professional forestry posts- Opportunities to gain achievement awards from a variety of forestry organisations- In 2018-19 our students were 100% satisfied overall with the course in the National Student SurveyAmbleside, 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. While 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 countering climate change, biodiversity, society and our economy, then this professional cours

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

A number of scholarships for undergraduates to the value of 50% of tuition costs for the first year, including the International Scholarship Programme.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 20 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    115 77%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%



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