You’ll study the science and art of sustainably managing trees, woods and forests at our National School of Forestry.
Your foundation year will be spent developing your base knowledge and wider understanding of forestry and conservation.
Throughout the course, hands-on experience will back up the theory with ancient woodland and commercial forests, residential study tours to the upland and lowland areas, as well as the opportunity for an international exchange at Humboldt State University, California.
You’ll be living and studying in the ideal location to explore and practise the management of woodlands, with the National School of Forestry based on our inspirational Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District.
On this course you will...
- Have easy access to local woodlands giving you the chance to explore different forest ecosystems and how they're managed.
- Benefit from great opportunities for paid placements and graduate job prospects thanks to our links with organisations like the Royal Forestry Society and Woodland Trust.
- Learn from tutors with field experience, who conduct ground-breaking, international research that will inform your studies.
- Be given the opportunity to study abroad at Humboldt State University, California. Gain insight into international forest management and conservation.
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