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Master of Forestry (Research)

A single 1.5 year graduate degree offered by the Fenner School of Environment and Society

MFR
  • Length 1.5 years full-time
  • Minimum 72 Units
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  • Mode of delivery
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If you are interested in starting your studies in 2015, please look at the 2015 programs on offer . Otherwise, this program is available for applications until spring session, 2014

Are you ready to overcome professional challenges, find new opportunities and fast track your career in forestry?


The ANU Master of Forestry offers a flexible program of advanced learning for those with undergraduate qualifications in forestry, or those who have been working in forestry related fields and wish to gain graduate-level qualifications in forestry science.


The scope of the Master of Forestry is broad, reflecting the University's diversity and strength in the area of environment and resource management as well as in forestry and the forest sciences. 


You will be required to develop expertise in a nominated area through independent research and completion of a dissertation.

 

Commonwealth Supported Places

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment and ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Science offers a limited number of Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) for Australian students in graduate programs. For further information, please read the general information

Career Options

Employment Opportunities

ANU graduate forestry students are encouraged to participate in the National Forestry Masters Program. Graduates will have completed appropriate research training for entry to the PhD program. 

The forestry sector is both one of Australia's largest resource and manufacturing industries, and one of its most diverse. Foresters work from boardrooms to the bush, in conservation and production, and at scales from the paddock to the global. A career in forestry opens up a wide spectrum of opportunities around the world.





Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Forestry (Research) program can  expect to

  • develop their independent learning, analytical and research, teamwork, and oral and written communication skills;
  • have better developed networks relevant to their academic and professional interests;
  • be better placed to respond to the challenges of environment and sustainability through their chosen careers; and
  • have completed appropriate research training for entry to the PhD

Admission Requirements

Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a cognate discipline area with an average of 70% in relevant later year courses.

 

Please note that all international applicants for the Master of Forestry (Research) need to include two referee reports with their application.

Program Requirements

The program consists of 72 units comprising:

(a)  48 units of coursework including:

  • 36 units with ENVS, EMSC or BIOL prefixes and approved as relevant to Forestry or Forest Sciences;
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  • a  further 12 units relevant to forestry or the forest sciences

 

At least 12 out of 48 units must be taken from relevant 8000 coded courses, including ENVS8049 Independent Research Project. 

Students must maintain an average of at least 70% in 36 of the 48 units of the program to continue into the research component.

 

(b)  24 units of research relevant to Forestry or Forest Sciences,  to be taken full time in one semester or part time over two semesters.  Students enrol in either  ENVS8000F Master Dissertation (full-time enrolment) or ENVS8000P Master Dissertation (part-time enrolment).

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$30,111.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

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