Masters degrees in Forestry & Arboriculture cover a range of specialisms, including Agroforestry, Forest Conservation and Woodland Management. These courses administer training in the planting of and caring for trees, through the management of woods, forests, and parks. You will explore maintenance systems in the contexts of conservation, commercial, and recreational use.
Forestry & Arboriculture deals with much more than simply planting trees - degrees in this area are actually very versatile. Management systems for forests and woods hold implications for ecosystems, biodiversity, climate change, and animal welfare.
Specialisations include the role of urban forestry in society, and the sustainability and conservation of nature and wildlife. You will gain excellent transferrable skills such as systems modelling, data analysis, means testing, and substantial vocational experience.
Possible careers include positions in governing bodies, charities, and research institutes dealing with issues such as agriculture and public policy. You could also undertake positions in consultancy for conservation services and environmental assessment agencies, as well as commercial production and distribution roles.
Alternatively, degrees in Forest Science and Arboriculture also provide excellent groundwork for a PhD.
University of Aberdeen Environmental and Forest Management programmes comes from one of the oldest forest management research areas in the UK. Aberdeen has been teaching Forestry for decades. Forestry is combined with environmental management to provide a very useful range of skills and knowledge to apply across environmental areas. With increasing deforestation there are also opportunities to provide more forests, sustainable forests and carefully managed forests. You visit local forests and take a resident field trip with a project you can undertake anywhere in the world. There will always be a requirement for specialists within forestry management to ensure the longevity of crops and sustainability of environmental resources.
On this MSc programme you will to 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 people interested in a career in environmental management, environmental services, timber production, community forestry or a combination of these. You learn the important aspects affecting forestry which include plant ecology, environmental pollution, GIS mapping, harvesting, statistical information, remediation , EIA, Analysis, Ecology and conservation and environmental management planning. All of these modules allow you to specialist and become a specialist in your chosen area.
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