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Master of Forestry (Advanced)

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

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
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  • Field of Education
    • Forestry Studies - general
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Field of Education
    • Forestry Studies - general

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 (Advanced) 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. You will also develop research expertise through completing a substantial dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for PhD entry.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

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
  4. Demonstrate that they have completed appropriate research training for further study

Further Information

New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/2015-commonwealth-supported-places

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

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$29,280.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$39,024.00

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 (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following coursework component:

6 units from completion of ENVS8049 Independent Research Project

18 units from completion of courses from three of the following lists:

Policy

ENVS6021 Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders

ENVS6315 Essentials of Environmental Law

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

ENVS8003 Climate Change Vulnerability and Adaptation

Management

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6304 Land and Catchment Management

ENVS6514 Ecological Assessment and Management

ENVS6555 Water Management

Science

ENVS6024 Biodiversity Conservation

ENVS6201 Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology

ENVS6218 Environmental Science Field School

ENVS6308 Fire in the Environment

Methods

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

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS6026 Managing Forested Landscapes

ENVS6528 Environmental Policy

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

48 units from completion of the following research component:

48 units from completion of ENVS8000 Masters Dissertation, as 12 or 24 units in sequential semesters

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