About This Course
This course is a two-year taught masters programme leading to a European degree and a Canadian degree (i.e. a dual degree) in forestry and environmental management. The programme is offered by a consortium of seven universities, three in Canada and four in the European Union (EU).
Students spend one year at a Canadian university and one year at an EU university; they also attend two three-week summer field courses, one in Canada and one in the EU.
The partners in the TRANSFOR-M consortium are:
- Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg, Germany
- Bangor University, Wales, UK
- University of Eastern Finland, Finland
- University of Padova, Italy
- BOKU, Austria
- Lakehead University, Canada
- University of Alberta, Canada
- University of British Columbia, Canada
Bangor University degrees available under TRANSFOR-M are:
- MSc Agroforestry
- MSc Conservation and Land Management
- MSc Environmental Forestry
Canadian degrees available under TRANSFOR-M are:
- Master of Forest Management (Lakehead University)
- Master of Agriculture (University of Alberta)
- MSc (University of Alberta)
- Master of Forestry (University of Alberta)
- Master of Forestry (University of British Columbia)
Students apply to one of the consortium universities and must be selected by both it and a partner university. Selection will favour students with strong academic records, experience, and credentials that indicate serious interest in international work.
Students from the EU are strongly recommended to spend their first year at a Canadian university and their second year at a university in the EU.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Top five for Agriculture and Forestry (Complete University Guide League Table 2021).
- Ranked 7th in the UK for research quality (Agriculture and Forestry - The Complete University Guide 2021).
TRANSFOR-M students from the EU have a ’home’ university in the EU and a ’host’ university in Canada. TRANSFOR-M students from Canada have a ’home’ university in Canada and a ’host’ university in the EU. Students pay ’home’ university tuition fees throughout the two years of study.
A 2(ii) undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, e.g. Forestry, Environmental Sciences, Ecology, Conservation Sciences, Sustainable Development, Geography or Biological Sciences. Alternatively, a first degree in an unrelated subject plus relevant practical experience may be accepted. Applicants are judged on their individual merits and age, work experience and other factors are also considered. Students with degrees in forestry, geography, biology, environmental studies, economics and social sciences have graduated from this course.
IELTS: 6.0 (with no element below 5.5) is required.
Several recent graduates from the TRANSFOR-M programme have gone on to study for a research degree, while others have taken up professional positions in forestry and conservation, often in the partner country (i.e. EU graduates are now working in Canada, and Canadian graduates are working in different EU countries).
You should submit the following documents to the TRANSFOR-M adviser at your chosen ’home’ university:
- TRANSFOR-M application form
- Curriculum vitae form
- Letters of recommendation form (2 letters needed)
- Letter of intent (not more than two pages)
- Academic transcripts of current and previous degrees
- Evidence of English language skills (if English is not your first language)
Please note that the deadline for applications is 15 January 2024, and that late applications are not accepted.
Please email all the application documents to Dr Sopan Patil (email@example.com).
Applications will be considered at a meeting of the TRANSFOR-M consortium. Selection will be done by a panel of academics representing the seven partner universities. Successful applicants will be notified soon after the meeting.