Bangor offers fifteen international Forestry distance learning Scholarships thanks to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission
Staff at Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) are delighted to announce that the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) have agreed to fund up to 15 places for scholars from developing commonwealth countries to study on the MSc Forestry (distance learning) course. The scholarship will include international tuition fees, plus a travel scholarship to enable scholars to attend a field course in 2013.
Dr James Walmsley, Distance Learning Course Director, said “There has been growing interest in our distance learning course from forestry professionals from developing countries in recent years. These prestigious distance learning scholarships will enable outstanding applicants to study for their MSc Forestry degree, whilst living and working in their own countries. We hope that, through studying this course, we can impart knowledge, skills and ideas to facilitate sustainable forest management in many developing commonwealth countries”.
“We currently have 12 CSC scholars who enrolled in September 2011 and we are delighted that the CSC has decided to support a further cohort of scholars”, he added.
The School have been running forestry-related distance learning courses since 2002 and have so far produced 80 graduates; people who would otherwise not had the opportunity to study for a postgraduate degree. The course team continue to revise and update teaching materials, with ever greater use being made of e-learning technologies, to enhance both individual and group work learning and assessment.
Publication date: 20 February 2012