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Why Study Forestry?

Forests, vital to the global ecosystem, cover 30% of the world’s land area. Forestry is concerned with the understanding and sustainable management of these forests for the benefit of society.  Our degrees will prepare you for the challenge of managing forests for the many benefits they provide, at a time of global environmental change.

Our teaching extensively utilises our unique location by combining traditional lectures with field trips that demonstrate real forestry practicalities and current environmental issues. Our extensive local, national and international networks and our active research programmes allow us to deliver high quality teaching addressing cutting-edge issues, as this report from an international exchange student from Canada illustrates. We work closely with, and introduce students to, UK organisations such as Natural Resources WalesForestry CommissionWoodland TrustForest Research and the Institute of Chartered Foresters and the Small Woods Association.

Many of our courses are accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

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Dr James Walmsley introduces the Forestry at Bangor and discuss resources and facilities available to students.

I chose Forestry at Bangor because the course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters, which is very well recognised within the industry. 

Do you have a question about life as a Bangor University student? Our ambassadors will be happy to help you find the answer.

They can tell you more about studying here, about the amazing Clubs and Societies we have, and how they made friends and settled in to life at university as a Forestry student. 


If you have any questions about the course, our lecturers are on hand to help. Below are some examples of frequently asked questions. Can you think of any more? 

  • What are the qualities of a successful Forestry student at Bangor?
  • How can I prepare myself to study Forestry at Bangor?
  • How will I know that Forestry at Bangor is the right choice for me?


Our Research in Forestry

We are at the forefront of international forestry research we have a fantastic reputation for our research activities. Our students and academic staff are active collaborators with international organisations such as the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center, Costa Rica (CATIE), the Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia (CIFOR), and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF).

Our research team is multidisciplinary and spans the entire breadth of the forestry discipline. We have active research programmes investigating boreal and tropical forests, and everything in between. Our work concerns forests and climate change adaption, mitigation, deforestation, biodiversity, disaster recovery, food security, flood protection, nutrient cycling, human wellbeing, conservation and the role of forests in recreation.

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