1 year (full-time)
2 to 3 years (part-time)
Start date: September 2020
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Do you want to be involved in a land and resource management sector that exemplifies real growth and sustainable development? Are you interested in working in a dynamic and positive environment, making decisions that can affect landscapes, environments and timber production potential for decades to come?
Interest in forestry and forest products has never been higher as the economic, environmental and social benefits of woods and forests are widely-recognised in the minds of governments, scientists, businesses and communities.
Investment in forests and forestry is strong and continues to attract UK and global investors seeking the excellent returns and high environmental integrity that forestry offers. The forest management industry is actively seeking new management level staff to meet current and future workloads and development opportunities.
Global forest resources show both losses and gains in physical area and the policy and practice of forest conservation and protection has gathered pace and impact. New generation plantations offer the prospect to bring timber to world markets using faster rotations, advanced tree breeding, fully mechanised harvesting and greater technological input to planning and management of forests.
The postgraduate programme offers a solid and effective way of studying forestry with a strong applied focus. Input from industry professionals, many of them Chartered Foresters, will ensure that curriculum is relevant and current and that students benefit from the experience and insight of managers with real-world responsibilities. Industry visits and assignments based on professional projects and case studies reinforce this approach and help build links and networks. The central UK location of Harper Adams enables access to a wide range of forest resource types for teaching and study.
The full-time and two year part-time courses are eligible for a postgraduate loan.
Modules are delivered in one week (and in a select few modules two week) blocks on campus. You will know in advance which weeks require physical attendance as they’ll be scheduled on the timetable. In addition to this, you will be required to allocate time for self-study to complete the assignments associated with each of the modules. Some modules may also include research and/or exam elements, these are also highlighted on the timetable.
UPM Tilhill & Savills Forest Market Report
For PgC/PgD entry candidates should possess one of the following:
For MSc entry candidates should possess one of the following:
Accredited by: Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF)
This course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry based upon appropriate module selection.
With ever increasing demand for forestry products, and demand for commercial UK forests continuing to outstrip supply, there is a great future in this industry.
Students holding a postgraduate qualification in Forestry Management could go on to work for The Forestry Commission, UPM Tilhill, Kronospan, Lockhart Garratt, The Woodland Trust or private sector forest estates. Research opportunities are also available, particularly in forest health and forest resilience, forest management and silviculture.