Bachelor of Forestry Science (BForSc) in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 4 years

Intake: February and July

*Fee:  NZD$36,600

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It is a professional degree. It is an integrative degree that educates students for managing forest resources by blending the study of core science sections with management, commerce and techniques.

Small classes and trips make way for amazing learning experience at UC. The graduates are highly needed after by industries and follow exciting and rewarding career paths.

It requires 480 points over four years. The first year provides a base in pure science which is important for the professional study of Forestry Science.

Bachelor of Forestry Science with Honours

If you have a grade average across 200 and 300-level programs you may be asked to undertake honours as part of the fourth year of your degree. It involves the completion of a research course Dissertation.

Double degrees

It is possible to blend a Forestry degree with the study of another degree. You can complete the two degrees in five years, but some degree combinations may take longer.

Further Study Options:

  • Graduate Diploma in Forestry
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry
  • For one who wants to boost their Forestry Science studies and research:
  • Master of Forestry Science
  • Doctor of Philosophy
    Career Outcomes:

    Students can get benefit from New Zealand Institute of Forestry meetings, tutorial on campus and summer work opportunities. Some of the biggest companies hire UC graduates.

    Possible careers choices are: forest management (plantation and native forests), conservation, harvesting, wood processing, planning, policy, forest science, timber appraisal,, forest economics, and sustainability and land management.

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    10+2 in medical/ non-medical

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.0 with no less than 5.5
    2. TOEFL Score of 80 is required with a writing score of 19
    3. PTE required score is 50

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