Commonwealth Scholarship Commission funds 10 MSc Tropical Forestry scholarships at Bangor University
Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) beginning in September 2016.
Awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), these scholarships are exclusively for scholars from developing Commonwealth countries. The scholarship includes international tuition fees, a study grant to help scholars with the costs of distance-learning study (such as internet data) plus a travel scholarship for a Tropical Forestry Study Tour in July 2017.
MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) Course Director, Dr James Walmsley, said:
“It is great news for the School and the MSc Tropical Forestry programme that the CSC have agreed, for the sixth consecutive year, to continue its support for scholars studying on our MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning) programme. These prestigious distance-learning scholarships enable outstanding applicants to study for their MSc, whilst living and working in their own countries. Through this programme, scholars gain new knowledge, skills and ideas which can help to facilitate sustainable forest management in many developing commonwealth countries”.
“This is a world-class distance-learning programme. The distance-learning teaching team continue to develop new and exciting teaching materials, with ever greater use being made of e-learning technologies to enhance student learning, collegiality and academic rigour. We currently have students from research institutes, public and private forest management bodies and other related organisations from over 20 different countries. Our learning and teaching methods enable distance-learning students to gain from the many benefits of traditional face-to-face MSc programmes, without the need to leave their current employment. As part of the programme we run a Tropical Forestry Study Tour, ensuring all scholars and the teaching team meet in person and really get to know each other. For many, this is the highlight of the programme, with plans currently afoot for the next Study Tour in July 2017.”
“The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography have been running part-time forestry-related distance-learning courses since 2002 and the first intake of CSC scholars was in 2011. Since then, our CSC scholars and graduates have become tremendous ambassadors for Bangor University and for the CSC. Many of our distance-learning students are people who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to study for a postgraduate degree and many go on to a number of interesting, exciting and challenging careers in forestry.”
Further information about the scholarships and how to apply can be found here.
Publication date: 10 March 2016