The Master of Forestry (MF) is a course-based degree program offered as part of a dual-degree partnership with other European and Canadian Universities: TRANSFOR-M (Transatlantic Forestry Master). This partnership is a unique course-based educational experience, which provides MF students with the opportunity to explore Forestry both in Europe and Canada.
Admitted students register in the MF program at UBC for a two-year period. Within that timeframe, one year is spent in Europe completing degree requirements at the chosen partner institution, and the second year is completed at UBC-Vancouver completing the MF degree requirements, resulting in conferral of two separate Master’s credentials.
The Master of International Forestry (MIF) is a full-time, 10 month course-based master’s degree that provides a foundation in forest and natural resource management, conservation and policy. The MIF is designed for early/mid-career professionals who wish to expedite their careers and advance to leadership positions.
You’ll gain valuable skills relevant to a career in rural development, forest conservation planning, sustainable resource management, and conservation policy development, diplomacy and negotiation. The MIF is for individuals who want to engage productively - and to become leaders – in an international forestry context with international agencies and secretariats (e.g. UN FAO, UNEP), finance institutions (e.g. The World Bank, Asian Development Bank), transnational forest products enterprises, government ministries, consulting firms, environmental NGOs, and advocacy groups. The MIF program provides training in skills identified in forestry and environmental job postings, and our curriculum is targeted at major international employers.
The UBC Faculty of Forestry is recognized as a world leader in natural resources research and education. We are turning out a new generation of foresters by keeping pace with changing social values and an increasingly knowledge-based forest sector. Because forest resource management and conservation decision-making increasingly occurs within a context of global agreements, and forest products and services must compete in international markets, we ensure that our programs are progressive and timely. Our Faculty members are globally minded and have worked on the international stage of forest management and conservation. We are committed to international education, and are a founding partner of the International Partnership for Forestry Education.
A collaboration between the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and Faculty of Forestry, the inter-faculty Soil Science Graduate Program offers opportunities for advanced study and research leading to MSc and PhD degrees.
Areas of study include biometeorology, forest nutrition and nutrient cycling, mycorrhizal ecology, soil biology, soil quality and fertility, soil-plant interactions, ecosystem services, land an water systems.
Graduates of the soil science degree program often obtain positions with government or the private sector. Some graduates decide to continue in the area of research and academia with various universities and colleges. Examples of where some graduates are employed: