Bangor offers ten new 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 10 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 2012 or 2013.

Dr James Walmsley, Distance Learning Co-ordinator, said "The CSC has previously funded individual PhD projects in SENRGy but this is the first time they have agreed to fund a taught postgraduate programme.

“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 10 international students 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 a number of developing commonwealth countries," he added.

The School have been running forestry-related distance learning courses since 2002 and have so far produced 71 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.

Please email distance@bangor.ac.uk for further information.

Publication date: 26 January 2011