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Master of Forestry

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment

MF
  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 years full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Forestry encompasses the management of natural forests and woodlands, plantations and agroforestry through the practical application of scientific, economic and social principles. Sustainable management of forest resources requires both short-term management of variability and the ability to plan for the long-term sustainability of forest ecosystems. The Master of Forestry offers a flexible program of advanced learning to develop your knowledge and skills in forestry and the forest sciences and their relationship to other land management disciplines. The broad scope of the program reflects the diversity of perspectives needed for effective forest resource management, and the choice of courses within forestry sub-disciplines develops your knowledge in either the science and methods or policy and management aspects of forestry.

Career Options

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Demonstrate expert specialist knowledge and cognitive skills across a broad range of contemporary issues and challenges in forestry and forest sciences
  2. Independently apply their knowledge and understanding of complex information and their analytical abilities to a range of problems, concepts and theories concerning forestry and forest sciences
  3. Effectively communicate knowledge and understanding of forest science, methods, policy and management to a diversity of stakeholders

Further Information

Students have the option of applying to transfer to the Master of Forestry (Adv) and undertaking a 48 unit research project if they satisfy the following requirements:

• achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the initial 48 units of coursework

• have the approval of an identified supervisor, and 

• have completed compulsory courses in the Master XXX(Advanced) 

 

Students who have completed 48 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Diploma of Science.

 

Students who have completed 24 units and wish to exit the program have the option of transferring to graduate from a Graduate Certificate of Science.


Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 60%.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (one semester) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (one year) of credit.

Cognate disciplines

Ecology, Environmental Policy, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Natural Resource Economics, Natural Resource Management, Resource Management

Indicative Fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00
Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply 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.

Program Requirements

The Master of Forestry requires the completion of 96 units, of which:

A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000-level courses.

The 96 units of courses must consist of:

12 units from completion of ENVS8105 Forestry Research Essay

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Policy courses from the following list:

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Management courses from the following list:

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

ENVS6555 Water Management

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Forest Science courses from the following list:

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology

ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

A minimum of 6 units from completion of Research Methods courses from the following list:

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring

Either:

Forest Policy and Management

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH8047 Land Rights and Resource Development

EMDV8002 Methods for Environmental Decision-Making

EMDV8009 Asia Pacific Environmental Conflicts: Causes and Solutions

EMDV8078 Introduction to Environmental and Resource Economics

ENVS6013 Society and Environmental Change

ENVS6020 Human Ecology

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6033 International Environmental Policy

ENVS6108 Sustainable Development

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

ENVS6307 Climate Change Science & Policy

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6555 Water Management

ENVS8016 Contemporary Perspectives in Environment-Society Interaction

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

LAWS8185 Forestry Law

LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law

LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy

Or:

Forest Science and Methods

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6202 Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring

ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BIOL6003 Plant Functional Diversity: Genomes to Biomes

BIOL6206 Evolution of Biodiversity

ENVS6014 Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability

ENVS6015 GIS and Spatial Analysis

ENVS6022 Water Science

ENVS6025 Complex Environmental Problems in Action

ENVS6103 Introduction to Environmental and Social Research

ENVS6204 Weather, Climate and Fire

ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School

ENVS6223 Sustainable Agricultural Systems

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS6311 Severe Weather

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS8015 Contemporary Perspectives in Environmental Science

ENVS8048 Topics in Environment & Society

Students must complete a minimum of 48 units in order to commence ENVS8105 Forestry Research Essay

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