Forestry, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #201 (WUR) ,
Forestry from the University College Dublin is the science, art and practice of managing forests. Carbon sequestration, timber production, renewable energy resources, wildlife management, urban forestry, adaptation for climate change, and the conservation of genetic resources are all aspects of modern forestry that are covered in the course. 

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Also covered are the protection and enhancement of biodiversity, soils and water quality, as they are highly relevant in the creation and management of forests that provide society with essential goods and services. Foresters employ the latest information and communication technology, such as geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, forest growth modelling and decision support systems to support good management and sustainable practice, and the course provides a good introduction to this technology. The Forestry programme is offered at the University College Dublin.

Career & Graduate Study Opportunities

Forestry graduates find employment in all areas of the sector, including:

  • State and semi-state agencies
  • Forest management and consultancy
  • Wood processing and renewable energy
  • Environmental agencies
  • Education and research
  • Forestry contarctors

Many graduates set up their own forestry businesses. Other opportunities include information technology, land-use planning and financial services. Research to Master’s and PhD levels is available.

International Study Opportunities

Students complete five months’ Professional Work Experience (PWE) and are encouraged to experience both Irish forestry and forestry in a foreign country.

In third year, a number of students have studied for a semester in:

  • Michigan State University, USA
  • Purdue University, USA
  • Iowa State University, USA

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

First Year

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • Trees & Forests in Ireland
  • Elective Modules

Second Year

  • Soil Science
  • Plant Ecology
  • Tree Structure & Function
  • Principles of Forestry
  • Professional Forestry Practice
  • Elective Modules

Third Year

  • Forest Management
  • Forest Establishment
  • Forest Protection
  • GIS & Remote Sensing
  • Wood Science
  • Elective Modules
  • Professional Work Experience

Fourth Year

  • GIS & Forest Inventory
  • Forest Management Plan
  • GIS & Experimental Design
  • Scientific Research Project
  • Elective Modules

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • Certified true copy of official transcripts of academic results. (If you are awaiting current year examination results you must send your results to CAO as soon as they become available. If they arrive later than 3 August, we cannot guarantee that they will be processed in time for inclusion in Round 1 offers).
  • A certified English translation of qualifications not issued originally in English, in addition to the certified copies of the documents themselves.
  • In some cases, the final school report is also required.
  • Proof of proficiency in English language if not through school-leaving qualifications.
  • In the absence of these documents and translations the application will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    23800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23800 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    7574 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7574 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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