Bangor University

Bangor University

Tropical Forestry

The programme covers the following topics: the interrelationship between tropical forests, people and policies including forest-dependency, deforestation, national and global forest policy and processes, and the potential of using market based mechanisms to achieve sustainable forest management; the history of participatory forest management including, the theoretical foundation within common pool resource management, the importance of political, legal and institutional frameworks as well as how the concept may be applied in practice; the ecological principles that underpin sustainable tropical forest management, silviculture and agroforestry and the translation of these principles into practical guidelines; the principles and practice of forest inventory, assessment and monitoring for the purposes of inventory planning, sampling and forest resource monitoring; the nature of scientific investigation and the application of results into practice to help forest professions with their work.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Distance learning September 2016 - 36 months
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bangor Campus Bangor (Wales) LL57 2DG Wales

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