Full time, you study six modules in one year. A range of optional modules is offered which allows you to specialise in particular topics such as Remote Sensing and Geographical information Systems, World Forestry, Advanced Silviculture and Climate Change Adaptation.The course has a balance of theory and practice. It is assessed through assignments, group work and seminar presentations as well as examinations.The National School of Forestry is based in Ambleside, in the heart of the Lake District. Cumbria, with its variations in climate, topography, land use and vegetation is an ideal place to study forest and woodland management. Within a 50-mile radius of the campus are some 100,000 hectares of forests and woodlands managed in various ways.
- Core Modules
- Forest Management Planning
- Business Skills*
*This is a core module except for students who have previously completed a similar level 5 module.
- Optional Modules
- Woodland Ecology and Conservation
- Advanced Geographic Information Science
- Remote Sensing
- Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation
- Forest Carbon Management
- Silviculture for non-foresters on top-up distance learning**
**Core module for students with no previous silviculture
For detailed summary of all course content please read our programme specification for this course (PDF).
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Successful completion of a related foundation degree or HND.
Applicants from courses based at institutions other than University of Cumbria will be assessed on their suitability depending upon the modules they have studied.
For applicants applying for 2015 entry a C or above in GCSE Maths is needed in addition to the requirements listed above.