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Higher Education (HE) in Forestry, Arboriculture and Urban Forestry

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Higher Education (HE) qualifications are typically offered by a university, or a college working in partnership with a university. Most students entering university or college to study higher education qualifications are 18 or above. Higher education qualifications are required for roles in management, consultancy and research.

Undergraduate courses allow students to develop a wide range of graduate skills and specialist academic knowledge in their chosen discipline of forestry, arboriculture and/or urban forestry. Most colleges and universities encourage students to complete a work-based placement as part of their course. This typically adds one year to the completion time, but enables students to development technical skills and gain professional experience.

Most higher education forestry, arboriculture and urban forestry courses are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, the professional body for the forestry and arboriculture sectors.


Undergraduate Course Providers.


Bangor University-

 

We pride ourselves in being the longest standing Forestry department in the UK. We’re a friendly and dynamic department ideally located, near to the Snowdonia National Park, to teach forestry. Our teaching extensively utilises our unique location by combining traditional lectures with fieldtrips that demonstrate real forestry practicalities and current environmental issues. Our extensive local, national and international networks and our active research programmes allow us to deliver high quality teaching addressing cutting-edge issues.


Royal Agricultural University- 

 

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has been at the forefront of agricultural education and a key contributor to the land-based sector for more than 170 years. Today, the RAU has more than 1,200 students studying agriculture, animal science, business, environment, equine science, farm management, food, real estate and rural land management. The University, which is based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire, prides itself on its links with industry and all courses are designed to meet the demands of the employment market for land-based expertise, both in the UK and worldwide.

The National School of Forestry-

The University of Cumbria is home to the National School of Forestry and has a strong reputation for producing award-winning, professional graduates who now occupy some of the most senior positions in the forestry and woodland sector. All of our forestry courses are designed to provide you with the skills to enable you to contribute to the future sustainable management of our forests.


Postgraduate Course Providers.


University of Aberdeen-

 

Interested in a career in forest or general environmental management, policy and/or research? Our MSc in Environmental and Forest Management is a professionally recognised qualification for careers in the forest and/or environmental sector.


Bangor University-

 

We pride ourselves in being the longest standing Forestry department in the UK. We’re a friendly and dynamic department ideally located, near to the Snowdonia National Park, to teach forestry. Our teaching extensively utilises our unique location by combining traditional lectures with fieldtrips that demonstrate real forestry practicalities and current environmental issues. Our extensive local, national and international networks and our active research programmes allow us to deliver high quality teaching addressing cutting-edge issues.


Harper Adams University-

Harper Adams is one of very few universities to have its own woodland on campus, within easy walking distance of specialist facilities and resources.

Students can see theory in action, be taught literally in the field, carry out experiments, conduct field trials, and then analyse their own samples in our ever-expanding laboratory complex, within a vibrant research and teaching environment – and all without leaving the campus.


Imperial College London-

Our MRes in Tropical Forest Ecology provides high-level research training, covering the latest developments in the field.

The course is the only postgraduate degree in the UK to solely focus on tropical forest ecology, while also covering the physical and biological aspects of the forest ecosystem. There is an emphasis on understanding the linkages between these two components.


Myerscough College-

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. This on-line MSc Arboriculture and Urban Forestry, awarded from the University of Central Lancashire, is a ground-breaking course with an international profile. The course recognises the multidisciplinary approach needed to design, maintain and manage trees as part of green infrastructure projects. The course is designed for professionals who wish to engage further with an understanding of urban trees, their management, and sustainable ways forward for our urban forests.