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Master of Forestry Science

Course Description

The Master of Forestry Science is offered to graduates who:
*Wish to develop an advanced knowledge in forest management and governance roles within the industry
*Wish to specialise, through research, in a targeted area within the broad framework of forestry and natural resource management

The programme offers you the opportunity to complete a professional master's degree with coursework and a report in two years or undertake targeted research within a one to two year timeframe. Students enjoy small classes and a wide variety of courses to choose from, ranging from silviculture to advanced IT applications in forestry.

Qualification specific requirements
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Forestry, or other relevant degree, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry.
The standard and relevance of previous study will be the criteria for selection, and for determining the options available in the degree.
Candidates approved for the thesis alone must have completed a minimum of 120 points of postgraduate level studies, or equivalent, in an appropriate field of study to Forestry Science.

Qualification structure and duration
The Master of Forestry Science must be completed by either:
*240 points of coursework including the Master of Forestry Science report (FORE679) selected from the courses below
*120 points of coursework selected from the courses below and 120 points of thesis
*By 120 points of thesis alone

Subjects and courses
*FORE422 Forest Harvest Planning
*FORE423 Forest Transportation and Road Design
*FORE426 Forest Products Marketing and International Trade
*FORE435 Forest Economics 2
*FORE436 Forest Tree Breeding
*FORE443 Biosecurity Risk Management
*FORE445 Environmental Forestry
*FORE610 Research Methods
*FORE616 Restoration Ecology
*FORE618 Wood Quality
*FORE619 Wood Processing
*FORE624 Plantation Silviculture
*FORE641 Plantation Forest Management
*FORE642 Advanced Information Technology Applications in Forestry and Natural Resource Management
*FORE643 Modelling for Forest Management
*FORE679 Report

Entry Requirements

Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

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