The Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) MSc FROM Bangor University represents a natural addition to our highly successful and well-respected MSc Forestry, MSc Environmental Forestry and MSc Agroforestry degree courses.
The Tropical Forestry MSc is part-time and the full MSc is completed in three years. It builds on the existing links and strengths of the highly successful forestry masters programmes in SENRGY: MSc Sustainable Forest Management (SUFONAMA), MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) and Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO). These programmes were developed by European Masters consortiums and funded by the EU Erasmus Mundus programme.
The distance-learning course is designed to provide students with training in the subject of tropical forestry, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest conservation, protection and management and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use. Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry/forest-related industries/natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring and environmental protection. The course is also suited to individuals working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching.
The course, which is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, is designed to provide students with detailed knowledge of direct relevance to the modern forest manager. Key course modules cover the increasing importance of social issues in forest management, the complex challenges and multiple benefits of well-managed agroforestry systems and the sustainable use of non-timber forest products. Modules in inventory, assessment and monitoring look at other significant issues surrounding the sustainable management of global forest resources.
The part-time nature of this course enables students to build their career alongside other work or personal commitments. There are excellent employment opportunities in the broad area of tropical forestry including national government, international organisations and consultancies. Many recent graduates on related courses have gone on to do PhD research. The part-time nature of the course opens up numerous opportunities for study, travel, scholarship and research and students are encouraged to take advantage of these.
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Programme StructureCourses include:
- Agroforestry Systems & Practice
- Forest Inventory, Assessment &; Monitoring
- Sustainable use of NTFPs
- Social Issues in Forest Management
- Tropical Forestry Study Tour
- Distance learning Dissertation
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
The University will accept applications throughout the year.
DisciplinesForestry View 4 other Masters in Forestry in United Kingdom
- A 2(i) undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant science or technology subject is required, such as forestry, biology, ecology, law, economics, environmental science, development studies.
- Applications from mature students without higher education qualifications but who have relevant work experience and who have worked for a minimum of 2 years in a position of responsibility and relevance to the degree will be considered.
International5833 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 17500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA2883 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
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This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
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