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About

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) (Erasmus Mundus Course) at Bangor University is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at qualifying graduates to deal with the huge challenges in contemporary tropical forestry. The teaching staff are very active in research and the students will profit from our many connections throughout the world.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

The Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) (Erasmus Mundus Course) is offered by a consortium of five European universities

  • Faculty of Life Sciences, Copenhagen University, Denmark
  • Bangor University , School of Environment,Natural Resources and Geography, Bangor, Wales, UK
  • Dresden University of Technology, Institute of International Forestry and Forest Products, Tharandt, Germany
  • AgroParisTech (the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences) , Montpellier, France
  • University of Padova, College of Agriculture, Padova, Italy.

The course consists of a first study year at one of three institutions (Bangor, Copenhagen, Dresden) and a specialising second study year with different topics offered by each of the five institutions. Students are required to spend the second year at a different university to the first year. The aim of the first study year is to provide a thorough and broad introduction to sustainable tropical forestry. The learning outcomes are similar for the three first year institutions and allow students to choose freely among all five specialisation options in the second year. The first year ends with the Joint Summer Module including fieldwork in a tropical country.

Specialisation options in the second year are:

  • Agroforestry systems (Bangor)
  • Socio-economics of tropical forestry (Copenhagen)
  • Tropical forest management (Dresden)
  • Environmental management and policies for tropical forests (Montpellier)
  • Ethics in forestry and responsible trade in tropical forest products and services (Padova).

The following degrees are awarded: MSc in Forest and Livelihoods in Copenhagen, MSc in Sustainable Tropical Forestry in Bangor, MSc in Tropical Forestry in Dresden, MSc in Agricultural Sciences, specialisation Environmental Management of Ecosystems and Tropical Forests in Montpellier, and MSc in Forestry and Environmental Sciences in Padova.

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

Career Prospects

There are excellent employment opportunities in the broad area of tropical forestry including national government, international organisations and consultancies. Many recent SUTROFOR graduates have gone on to do PhD research.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

Programme Structure

Modules include:
  • Forest Resource Assessment
  • Tropical Silviculture
  • Silviculture
  • Research Planning and Communication
  • Climate Change and Tropical Forestry - Monitoring and Policies
  • Sustainable Tropical Forestry Summer School
  • Agroforestry Systems and Practice
  • Natural Resource Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake).

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The main student selection criteria are: a good undergraduate university degree; the applicant’s CV; documentation of proficiency in English (and French if choosing Montpellier); the applicant’s personal statement of motivation; recommendations from two references, of which at least one academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17800 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bangor

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Around 20 Erasmus Mundus scholarships are expected to be available for EU and third-country students

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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