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Forest Management (with Sandwich Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

You’re driven to shape and save the future of our environment and tackle important critical issues. Learn from world-leading experts how to work with nature, not against it.You will be based at the National School of Forestry at our inspirational Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District - the ideal location to explore and practice forest management.**Course Overview**You’ll study the management of woodlands and forests for commercial, recreation, and conservation. Your course will include modules on silviculture, woodland ecology, forest health, and forest management planning. Practical hands-on experience backs up theory and there will be an opportunity to go on an exchange to Humbolt State University in California.You’ll be well placed for a career as a professional forest manager both at home and overseas. The degree has a vocational focus and it is expected that as part of your course, you will acquire practical experience in forestry through employment, placements, work experience, and volunteer opportunities.**On this course you will...**- Develop skills and knowledge that is attractive to forestry employers.- Be taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters and bring their first-hand experience to their teaching.- Be a part of small class sizes, meaning you’ll get personal tutor guidance and support throughout your studies.- Experience hands-on forestry frequently, thanks to our practical-focused approach.**What you will learn** 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.Between your second and third years, you will undertake a work placement. This involves working for a year within a forestry organisation. At the University of Cumbria, we have a number of local and national partnerships with organisations that offer fulfilling placement opportunities for university students.**Year One**- Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests- Measuring Trees and Forests- Silviculture- Woodland Ecology- Wood Utilisation and Processing- Forestry Fundamentals- Practical Forest Skills**Year Two** - Geographic Information Systems- Research Methods and Data Analysis- Managing Forest Operations- Forest Policy and Governance- Forest Health and Protection- People & Forests**Year Three**- Work placement**Year Four**- Forest Plan- Dissertation- Advanced Silviculture- Business Skills- Woodland Conservation (Optional)- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)- Climate Smart Forestry (Optional)

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,250per year

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

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

Distinct and pioneering, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 19 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    121 83%

    14th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    45.0 45%

    11th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    16th

    14

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