Forestry BSc (Hons)

4.5
2 opinions
  • The teaching method in the UK is different from the Italian one, and to be honest I found it much better, interesting and since it mixes theory with practice.
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  • It was however more difficult to understand what local people were saying when only three of us (French speakers) were following the same course.
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Bachelor's degree

In Bangor

£ 13,300 VAT inc.

Description

  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Bangor (Wales)

  • Duration

    3 Years

  • Start date

    September

We have been teaching forestry at Bangor for more than 110 years, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the profession. Our degrees will prepare you for the challenge of managing forests for the many benefits they provide, at a time of global environmental change. Forests, vital to the global ecosystem, cover 30% of the world’s land area. Forestry is concerned with the understanding and sustainable management of these forests for the benefit of society.

Facilities

Location

Start date

Bangor (Gwynedd)
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LL57 2DG

Start date

SeptemberNow taking bookings

About this course

The course aims to enable understudies to: Understand the issues associated with multipurpose land use. Understand the interdisciplinary nature of conservation. Understand fundamental economic concepts and be able to use these concepts to analyse contemporary environmental issues. Understand the institutional framework within which land is managed for environmental purposes in the UK and in the wider context. Appreciate the application of techniques to manage the impacts of development on the environment. Structure a written report from a range of sources.

Employers are always looking for forestry graduates who are self motivated and enjoy working with people. A high proportion (around 80%) of our graduates find a forestry related job within six months of graduation, and are employed by public, private and non governmental organisations both in the UK and overseas.

The School range is 320 260 points on the UCAS Tariff. BTEC National Diploma in a relevant subject area.

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Opinions

4.5
  • The teaching method in the UK is different from the Italian one, and to be honest I found it much better, interesting and since it mixes theory with practice.
    |
  • It was however more difficult to understand what local people were saying when only three of us (French speakers) were following the same course.
    |
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4.7
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Student

4.0
22/03/2018
What I would highlight: The teaching method in the UK is different from the Italian one, and to be honest I found it much better, interesting and since it mixes theory with practice.
What could be improved: -
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Student

5.0
06/02/2018
What I would highlight: It was however more difficult to understand what local people were saying when only three of us (French speakers) were following the same course.
What could be improved: Nothing to change
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Management
  • IT
  • Renewable Energy
  • Forestry
  • Global
  • IT Management
  • Environmental Policy
  • Forest Health
  • Forest Inventory
  • Silviculture and Harvesting
  • Environmental Issue
  • Economic and Environmental Principles
  • Vital to the global Ecosystem
  • IT
  • Vital to the global Ecosystem
  • IT

Course programme

On this Forestry course you will study 120 credits in each year, through a range of lectures, tutorials, seminars and fieldwork. Our courses are modular and optional modules allow you to expand your studies into new areas or develop specialisms that interest you. Years 1 and 2 The first year provides an introduction to the ecological, economic and environmental principles on which forestry is based. In the second year you will develop your understanding of these principles and apply them to forestry practice. Subjects studied during the first two years include tree and wood identification, site assessment, tree measurement, silviculture and harvesting, forest health, forest inventory, forest management and geographical information systems. By the end of the second year you will have acquired the knowledge and understanding needed for a sandwich placement year, should you wish to do one. Year 3 In the third year, you will integrate the knowledge that you have acquired in the first two years to write a forest management plan for a local forest area. If this is your final year, you will undertake an independent research project (Honours Project) on a topic that interests you, under the supervision of academic staff. There are optional modules in forest ecology, forest ecosystems, the forestry profession, environmental issues, environmental policy and renewable energy. You can also choose to go on a week long field course in Tenerife.

Forestry BSc (Hons)

£ 13,300 VAT inc.