Master of Forestry Science in The University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury

Campus: Christchurch

Duration: 12 – 24 months

Intake: Feb and July

*Fee:  $73,200

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This degree will give you a good start into forest management, control or research at an improved level.

It has a flexible structure – depending on your motive and experience you can study by report and examination, examination and thesis, or thesis only. You can complete a degree with in two years.

There are small size classes and an ample courses to choose from, ranging from silviculture to IT applications in forestry.

The course can be completed by either:

  • 240 points of coursework including MForSc Report chosen from the schedule, or
  • 120 points of coursework chosen from the schedule and 120 points of thesis, or
  • 120 points of thesis only.
    Students that have option of thesis-only must have completed at least 120 points of postgraduate-level studies, or equivalent, in an appropriate field.

    Further Study Option:

    Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry.

    Career Outcomes:

    It can bring many career perks such as skills and improved knowledge, entry into specific job, higher good salary, research ability/achievement and proof of high academic attainment

    Eligibility criteria

    Academic eligibility:

    Students must have bachelor’s degree in relevant subjects such as science or agriculture.

    English language proficiency score:

    1. IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0
    2. TOEFL Score of 90 is required with 19 writing score.
    3. PTE required score is 64

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