Commonwealth Scholarship Commission supports 15 MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) Scholarships
Bangor University’s School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography (SENRGy) is 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 recently launched MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) course. The scholarship will include international tuition fees, a travel scholarship to enable scholars to attend a field course in 2015 plus a small study grant to help scholars with distance learning study costs.
Dr James Walmsley, Distance Learning Course Director, said “We are honoured that the CSC has agreed to support our MSc Tropical Forestry (distance learning) course. Delivered by experienced forestry staff at both Bangor University and the University of Copenhagen, this course really is unique.”
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 in Tropical Forestry, 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”.
“Our existing CSC scholars are tremendous ambassadors for Bangor University and for the CSC. 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. Graduates 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. The course team continue to revise and update teaching materials, with ever greater use being made of e-learning technologies to enhance student learning, collegiality and academic rigour.
Further information about the scholarships and how to apply can be found here:
Publication date: 1 March 2013