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Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship) (Distance Learning)

Bangor University

M.Sc. Online
36 months
Duration
5833 GBP/year
2883 GBP/year
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About

The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography is pleased to offer a postgraduate distance-learning course in Tropical Forestry, which is aimed specifically at international students who have been awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. The Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship) (Distance Learning) programme is offered at Bangor University.

Overview

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The Tropical Forestry MSc represents a natural addition to our highly successful and well-respected MSc Forestry, MSc Environmental Forestry and MSc Agroforestry degree courses.

The course provides part-time students from across the world with training in the management of forest resources, understanding of the scientific, academic and practical principles which underpin forest management, forest measurement and forest ecosystem function and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use.

The Tropical Forestry MSc is part-time and 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.

Our 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 professionals working in the field of Tropical Forestry. 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.

The Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship) (Distance Learning) programme is offered at Bangor University.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Silviculture 
  • Agroforestry Systems & Practice 
  • Forest Inventory, Assessment & Monitoring 
  • Sustainable use of NTFPs
  • Social Issues in Forest Management 
  • Tropical Forestry Study Tour
  • Distance learning Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The University will accept applications throughout the year.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to have at least an upper second class degree in a relevant subject (forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences, economics). 
  • Unlike in previous years, the CSC no longer stipulate that candidates from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Mozambique, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Rwanda need to provide evidence of their competence in English by means of IELTS. 
  • The CSC requires that all applicants ensure they have at least one independent references in support of their application.  Applications for scholarships MUST be made directly through the CSC Electronic Application System (see below).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5833 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2883 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8650 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.

Funding

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship) (Distance Learning)
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Bangor University

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