Tropical Forestry (International Commonwealth Scholarship) | Master's degree | Science | On Campus | 3 years | Bangor University | United Kingdom
The School of Natural Sciences offers a postgraduate distance-learning program in Tropical Forestry available to mature students from across the globe. It is also available to international students who have been awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). We have secured CSC scholarships for 2020 entry. Up to 10 scholarships are available for applicants from the following developing commonwealth countries: Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia.
Scholarships are worth £18,000, which covers tuition fees and a generous bursary to enable scholars to attend a compulsory two-week study tour scheduled to be held overseas in July/August 2021. A small study grant is also available to help scholars with study costs associated with distance learning (e.g. internet usage). The current scholarships are only available for entrants who are able to start the program in September 2020.
MSci Tropical Forestry is a part-time program that is completed in three years. Taught modules make up the first two years, while the third year is dedicated to the final dissertation project. The program builds on the existing links and strengths of the highly successful forestry masters and PhD programs in the School of Natural Sciences: MSci Environmental Forestry, MSci Agroforestry, MSci Sustainable Forest Management (SUFONAMA), MSci Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR) and Forest and Nature for Society (FONASO). The SUFONAMA, SUTROFOR and FONASO programs were developed by European Masters consortiums and funded by the EU Erasmus Mundus program.
The program is designed to provide students with an enriching education in the interesting and complex subject of tropical forestry. Students gain an understanding of the scientific, academic, and practical principles that underpin forest conservation, protection and management, forest ecosystem function, and the interre