BSc (Hons) Forest Management (with placement)

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Course code D504

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Location Ambleside
Duration Full-time, 4 Years
Start date September 2018
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Want a career as a professional forest manager? Then, our degree - the only professional forestry BSc (Hons) in England - is the qualification for you.

You’ll explore the science and practice of managing forests at our National School of Forestry in the iconic Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We offer a four-year 'sandwich-route mode' of study, giving you the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement between your second and third year to get real-world experience to boost your CV.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

From our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the unique opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and conservation.

And, thanks to our excellent links with forestry organisations, we have a strong graduate employment record too.

  • The course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), the forestry sector professional body, and has been awarded the maximum points available by it
  • Forestry employers contact us to fill vacancies for professional forestry posts
  • We have more than 50 years educating and training professional and award-winning foresters
  • Use the latest technology such as GIS, remote sensing and drones during your studies
  • Taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters and bring their first-hand experience to their teaching
  • Tutors are involved in conducting ground-breaking, international research, which will inform your learning
  • Small class sizes mean you’ll get personal tutor guidance and support throughout your studies
  • We have excellent links with Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and other forestry organisations, which boosts your networking and employment prospects
  • Experience hands-on forestry frequently, thanks to our practical-focused approach
  • Chances to win prizes from a variety of forestry organisations
  • Opportunity for work experience in Canada, so you can experience international forest management

You'll live and learn on our friendly Ambleside campus, the only university campus in a national park, which is also home to the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, where our tutors are involved in producing high-quality research that informs our teaching, your learning and aims to bring about positive change in the natural world.

Ambleside, close to the shores of Windermere, is a great place to live with access to the recreational opportunities afforded by the Lake District National Park.  And, on campus you have access to modern research and teaching labs, lecture and seminar rooms, IT facilities and a library with a broad range of up-to-date digital and hard-copy resources.

If you want a rewarding career in a sector that is hugely important for biodiversity, society and our economy, then this professional course will enable you to gain the skills and experience required for a successful career in forestry.

 

Course study options

We also offer this course without a sandwich placement - click the button for more information.

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Graduate destinations

After graduation you will be prepared for a career in forest and woodland management, with job opportunities both nationally and overseas. We have had graduates go on to work for the Forestry Commission, the Woodland Trust, local authorities and private enterprise, with some students going into business for themselves. Alternatively, you may wish to continue your studies to masters level.