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
- University of New Brunswick, 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 Environmental Management (University of New Brunswick)
- Master of Forestry (University of New Brunswick)
- Master of Forest Engineering (University of New Brunswick)
- MSc Forestry (University of New Brunswick)
- MSc Forest Engineering (University of New Brunswick)
- 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.
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.
Information on fees at Bangor University is available here.
International Year Zero: HSD GPA 2.0 OR SAT 1500+
International Year 1: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 500+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Undergraduate Courses: HSD GPA 3.0 OR SAT 550+ each section OR ACTs 26+
Postgraduate Courses: Bachelor Degree GPA of 3.0. GRE not required
PhD/Research Course: Masters Degree
Note: Some courses may require higher entry requirements. Refer Individual Course page for details.
Applicants from USA need NOT provide additional evidence of English Language ability, if previous education was with English medium of instruction. Otherwise, an IELTS overall 6.0 with 5.5 in each component or equivalent is normally required (some courses may require a higher score).
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.
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 2021, and that late applications are not accepted.
Please email all the application documents to Dr Sopan Patil (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.