24 months
47940 AUD/year
32840 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Forestry (Advanced) program from the Australian National University encompasses the critically important management of natural forests and woodlands, plantations and agroforestry, through the practical application of scientific, economic and social principles.  


The Forestry (Advanced) program from the Australian National University reflects the diversity of perspectives needed for effective forest resource management. 

You will take courses that develop your knowledge in either the science and methods or policy and management aspects of forestry and sustainable forest management.

The Advanced program incorporates up to a year of research with mentoring by a Supervisor and the production of a thesis.

    Learning Outcomes 

  • Demonstrate expert specialist knowledge and cognitive skills across a broad range of contemporary issues and challenges in forestry and forest sciences
  • Independently apply their knowledge and understanding of complex information and their analytical abilities to a range of problems, concepts and theories concerning forestry and forest sciences
  • Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of forest science, methods, policy and management to a diversity of stakeholders
  • Demonstrate that they have completed appropriate research training for further study

Employment Opportunities 

Graduates of the Master of Forestry go on to careers in forestry and natural resource science, management and policy.

Our graduates are employed as forest researchers, managers, rangers, technicians and policy specialists, and are also employed in a range of consulting roles in the government and private sectors.

Completing a Master of Forestry (Advanced), with a substantial research component, can also qualify you to apply for entry to a PhD program.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders
  • Essentials of Environmental Law
  • Environmental Policy
  • Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation
  • Management
  • Managing Forested Landscapes
  • Land and Catchment Management 
  • Ecological Assessment and Management 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 082300J 

  • At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 
  • Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    47940 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 47940 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    32840 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32840 AUD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Canberra

1425 - 2504 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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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