New programme to be launched in Tropical Forestry
An MSc Tropical Forestry by distance learning is to be launched in September 2012. The programme is to be developed and run in collaboration with the prestigious University of Copenhagen.
The part-time course, which will run over three years, may attract scholarship funding and this will be explored fully over the coming months.
The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography has been delivering distance learning courses in Forestry since 2001 and has considerable expertise in this field. Furthermore, the School has well-recognised strengths in Forestry, which it has been teaching for over a century.
The programme will build on the existing links and strengths of the existing and highly successful masters programmes: MSc Sustainable Forest Management (SUFONAMA) and MSc Sustainable Tropical Forestry (SUTROFOR). These programmes were developed by European Masters consortiums and funded by the EU Erasmus Mundus programme. In addition to this, the School was recently awarded 12 fully-funded international scholarships by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) for the study of MSc Forestry by distance learning. The School hopes to be awarded a further 15 CSC international scholarships for study commencing in 2012.
Publication date: 21 December 2011