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Forestry (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Ambleside

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**Looking to further or develop a new career in forestry? Then our top up degree - the only one of its type in the UK - is the qualification for you. Our course is perfect for you if you already have an HND or Foundation Degree in forestry or arboriculture and want to upgrade your skills and knowledge to obtain a BSc Honours Degree. There is also the opportunity to gain professional accreditation through the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the forestry sector professional body.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.In the year you study with us you’ll write a full forest management plan, enhance your knowledge of silviculture, conduct research on a topic of your choice, develop a business idea and take several optional modules that align to your interests.**Why choose this course at Cumbria**- From our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the unique opportunity to study in woodlands managed for timber production, conservation and recreation.- We have more than 50 years experience of 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 organisationsAmbleside, 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 course will enable you to gain the skills and experience required for a successful career in forestry.Topping up your qualification will give you the advantage when pursuing a career in forest and woodland management, with job opportunities both nationally and overseas. We have had graduates go on to work for the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust, local authorities and private enterprise, with some students going into business for themselves. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies to masters level.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 10,500per year

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QUALIFICATION TYPE

HND (BTEC) :

Successful completion of a related foundation degree or HND. Applicants from courses based at institutions other than University of Cumbria will be assessed on their suitability depending upon the modules they have studied.

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University information

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University of Cumbria

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

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

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An 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

    13th out of 20 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    115 77%

    17th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50 50%

    12th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.33 87%

    2nd

    14

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