Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) (MSc) at Bangor University

Bangor University
Masters (MSc)

3 years
Part time

Course description:

The Tropical Forestry MSc by Distance Learning at the University of Bangor is a 3-year part-time distance learning Masters degree programme taught in English. Students, expected to be mature international students, need to be able to commit at least 15 hours per week to the studies. Ten scholarships have been made available by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for AY 2020 entry, for students from eligible developing countries of the Commonwealth. See the Official Website (link found below) for eligible countries.

Taught modules make up the first 2 years of the part-time course, while the third year is dedicated to the final dissertation project. Students gain an understanding of the scientific, academic, and practical principles that underpin forest conservation, protection and management, forest ecosystem function, and the interrelationships between government, industry and communities’ forests and associated land-use. The programme, which is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters in the UK, is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to become professionals working in tropical forestry-related sectors. Key modules cover social issues in forest management, agroforestry systems and practices, sustainable use of non-timber forest products, and silviculture. Modules in inventory, assessment and monitoring explore issues surrounding the sustainable management of global forest resources.


School of Natural Sciences at Bangor University

Entry Requirements:

Suitable applicants include individuals working in forestry/forestry-related industries/natural resource management, particularly in the fields of planning, regulation, policy, monitoring and environmental protection. The course also targets those working in forestry education who wish to further their knowledge and expertise in order to improve their teaching.

Applicants should have at least an upper-second class degree in a relevant subject (forestry, conservation, land management, natural sciences, economics). Candidates with lower qualifications (e.g. lower second class degree or professional qualifications) who have sufficient, relevant work experience may also be considered. The CSC no longer stipulates that candidates need to provide evidence of their competence in English by means of IELTS.

In order to study on this programme, students must have regular access to a computer with internet access. Those who do not have access to reliable electricity and computing facilities will not be shortlisted for a scholarship. A small study grant (£150/year) will be provided to successful scholars to assist them with the costs of computing and internet access.

International students have to check the Official Website, by country, on detailed guidance on entry requirements including the minimum English Language entry requirement.


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