Interested in a career in forestry? Then our FdSc course - the only one of its type in the UK - is the qualification for you.
You’ll receive a thorough introduction into the forestry profession combined with a mandatory work experience element, so you gain all the academic and practical know-how to work in a truly worthwhile and rewarding sector.
All of our courses are validated and endorsed by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and on completion of the FdSc, you’ll have the opportunity to progress on to the BSc (Hons) Forestry Management Top-Up programme.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
You’ll study professional forestry at our National School of Forestry in the iconic Lake District National Park – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
And, from our campus in Ambleside, you’ll have the opportunity to study in woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and social benefits - all within easy access of the campus.
Our one-year work placement offers a fantastic chance to experience more hands-on forestry work, putting the knowledge you develop during your studies into a real-world context.
- Our excellent links with the Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF) and many other forestry organisations which provide the opportunity to develop your professional networks
- Taught by academic tutors, who have worked as professional forester
- Tutors are involved in conducting ground-breaking, international research, which will inform your learning
- Opportunities to win awards from a variety of forestry organisations.
- Easy access to the excellent facilities of the National School of Forestry
- Frequently be doing hands-on forestry thanks to our practical-focused approach
If you want a rewarding career in a sector, which is important for biodiversity, society and the economy, then this professional course at the National School of Forestry will set you on the path to success.
Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.