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Forest Management

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,C

Access to HE Diploma

D:15,M:30

Must pass all 60 credits, 45 at level 3

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Scottish Higher

B,B,C,C-A,B,B,B

T Level

P-M

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Forestry and arboriculture

Are you driven to shape and save the future of our environment and tackle important critical issues? Learn from world-leading experts how to work with nature, not against it.

You will be based at the National School of Forestry at our inspirational Ambleside campus in the heart of the Lake District - the ideal location to explore and practice forest management.

**Course Overview**

You’ll study the management of woodlands and forests for commercial, recreation, and conservation. Your course will include modules on silviculture, woodland ecology, forest health, and forest management planning. Practical hands-on experience backs up theory and there will be an opportunity to go on an exchange to Humbolt State University in California.

You’ll be well placed for a career as a professional forest manager both at home and overseas. The degree has a vocational focus and it is expected that as part of your course, you will acquire practical experience in forestry through employment, placements, work experience, and volunteer opportunities.

**On this course you will...**

- Develop skills and knowledge that is attractive to forestry employers.

- Be taught by tutors who have worked as professional foresters and bring their first-hand experience to their teaching.

- Be a part of small class sizes, meaning you’ll get personal tutor guidance and support throughout your studies.

- Experience hands-on forestry frequently, thanks to our practical-focused approach.

**What you will learn**

Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the forestry sector's professional body, the course will teach you about the management of forests and woodlands for commercial, recreation, and conservation objectives.

Our National School of Forestry, based in the iconic Lake District National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the ideal place to explore the science and practice of managing forests. You'll live and learn on our friendly Ambleside campus, the only university campus in a national park, and also home to the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. You'll also benefit from the practical forestry management experience of our tutors and their high-quality applied research that informs our teaching, your learning and aims to bring about positive change in the natural world.

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

**Year one**

- Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests

- Measuring Trees and Forests

- Silviculture

- Woodland Ecology

- Wood Utilisation and Processing

- Forestry Fundamentals

- Practical Forest Skills

**Year two**

- Geographic Information Systems

- Research Methods and Data Analysis

- Managing Forest Operations

- Forest Policy and Governance

- Forest Health and Protection

- People & Forests

**Year three**

- Forest Plan

- Dissertation

- Advanced Silviculture

- Business Skills

- Woodland Conservation (Optional)

- Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing (Optional)

- Climate Smart Forestry (Optional)

Modules

Year one - Compulsory modules:

Introduction to Managing Trees, Woods and Forests,
Measuring Trees and Forests,
Silviculture 1,
Ecology,
Forest Operations and Industry,
Professional Development,
Forest Skills.
Year two - Compulsory modules:

Silviculture 2,
Research Methods and Data Analysis,
Geographic Information Systems,
Forest Design Planning,
Forest Policy and Governance,
Forest Health and Protection.
Year three - Compulsory modules:

Dissertation,
Forest Management Planning,
Business Skills.
Optional modules (subject to availability and demand):

Woodland Ecology and Conservation,
Advanced Geographic Information Science,
Remote Sensing,
Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation,
Forest Carbon Management,
Ecosystem Services,
Urban Forestry and Arboriculture.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Ambleside

Department:

Science and Environment

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
low
Forestry and arboriculture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Forestry and arboriculture

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

48%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
66%
Course specific equipment and facilities
69%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
82%
Male students
18%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Agriculture, food and related studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
54%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
13%
Conservation and environmental associate professionals
10%
Managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

Fewer than 100 graduates usually take full first degrees in forestry and arboriculture, so there is not a lot of data to examine — they're a little more commonly taken as foundation degrees, often studied at colleges. But for the chosen few in forestry, there are a handful of specialist roles in forestry management available every year, and this is the degree preferred for those jobs. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Agriculture, food and related studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£20k

£20k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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