Why study with us?

This course is specifically designed for people who have a Higher National Diploma or foundation degree in forestry or arboriculture (or an equivalent qualification) and who wish to study for an honours degree. The course builds on the academic and practical skills you have already acquired. All modules are designed to be highly relevant to professional practice in the forestry sector.

What can this course lead to?

This vocationally orientated degree will advantage you in pursuing a career in forest and woodland management. Graduates have found work with the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust, private estates, local authorities and consultancy companies; some have set up in business or started work overseas with voluntary organisations. Another option is to continue your studies at postgraduate level. 

Resources and facilities

From the start of the 2014/15 academic year, The National School of Forestry will be based at the University of Cumbria's newly-redeveloped Ambleside campus, in the heart of the Lake District National Park. 

Cumbria is a large county with variations in climate, topography, land use and vegetation, making our location ideal for the study of forest and woodland management. 

Within a 50-mile radius of the campus are some 100,000 hectares of forests and woodlands managed for a variety of objectives. You will be taught by staff from across the school and our Centre for Wildlife Conservation.

The National School of Forestry at the University of Cumbria provides an exceptional range of facilities for both students and researchers.

We are privileged to offer direct access to a wide range of habitats and forest types, including ancient semi-natural woodland.

As well as excellent opportunities to study in the outdoors, we also have excellent new laboratory facilities. 

This outstanding set of resources enables many classes and field visits to be conducted just outside the lecture rooms, providing an enhanced learning environment where learning is combined with cutting-edge research  

Have a look at our learning resources for Forestry.


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