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University of Aberdeen: Environmental and Forest Management

Institution University of Aberdeen View institution profile
Department School of Biological Sciences View department profile
Web https://www.abdn.ac.uk/sbs
Email pgadmissions@abdn.ac.uk
Telephone 01224 272090
Study type Taught

Summary

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. On this MSc programme you will study the principles of forest and woodland management as well as general environment management and their application both in the UK and overseas. The programme is aimed at individuals interested in a career in environmental management, environmental services, timber production, community forestry or a combination of these.

You will spend the first part of the programme covering all the core competencies of forestry (as defined by the Institute of Chartered Foresters) and environmental management, as well as other topics. Teaching is often in small classes to maximise participation. Several courses include visits to local forests and other interesting locations around Scotland and you will also take a residential field courses which take place during the Easter vacation.

The last three months of your MSc will be focussed on an independent research project which can be forest, laboratory, greenhouse or computer based. Projects can be situated anywhere in the world and are often associated with on-going cutting-edge research being undertaken by academic staff.

MSc

University of Aberdeen
School of Biological Sciences

Nature on our doorstep
At the School of Biological Sciences, we are recognised internationally for our expertise in zoology, marine biology, plant and soil science, physiology, ecology and conservation. This is because our teaching is delivered by world-class experts and because we make the most of our fantastic location. To the west of Aberdeen is the UK’s largest national park and to the east and north there are diverse natural marine habitats.

Our programmes are cutting-edge and forward looking enhanced by significant contributions from staff of leading research laboratories located in Aberdeen, …

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