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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

104-128

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Forestry & arboriculture
Student score
90% HIGH
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
£18k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Preferably at least one science subject at A2 (preferred subjects are: Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computing, Statistics)

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Science subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Any subject related to the course.

International Baccalaureate
28

Relevant subjects

UCAS tariff points
104-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

We have been teaching forestry at Bangor for more than 110 years, and there has never been a more exciting time to enter the profession. Our degrees will prepare you for the challenge of managing forests for the many benefits they provide, at a time of global environmental change. Forests, vital to the global ecosystem, cover 30% of the worldâ??s land area. Forestry is concerned with the understanding and sustainable management of these forests for the benefit of society. This Forestry (with placement year) course is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Foresters and gives partial fulfilment of Professional Membership Entry.

Modules

Year 1 provides an introduction to the ecological, economic and environmental principles on which forestry is based. In year 2, you will develop your understanding of these principles and apply them to forestry practice. Subjects studied during the first 2 years include tree and wood identification, site assessment, tree measurement, silviculture and harvesting, forest health, forest inventory, forest management and geographical information systems. By the end of the 2nd year you will have acquired the knowledge and understanding needed for a sandwich placement year, should you wish to do one. In year 3 you will integrate the knowledge that you have acquired in the first two years to write a forest management plan for a local forest area. If this is your final year, you will undertake an independent research project (Honours project) on a topic that interests you, under the supervision of academic staff. There are optional modules in forest ecology, forest ecosystems, the forestry profession, environmental issues, environmental policy and renewable energy. You can also choose to go on a weeklong field course in Tenerife.

Bangor University

Campus life

Bangor University focuses on improving the student experience, working with the Union to make sure your voice is heard. It's a unique location, with a tight-knit student community and plenty of opportunities to try new things. For our size, we're one of the most environmentally friendly unions in the UK, winning an NUS Green Impact award last year.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
33%
67%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 92%
Student score 90% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

100%

Feedback on work has been helpful

92%

Feedback on work has been prompt

88%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

85%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
42% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
54% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
458 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary £18k HIGH
Graduates who are managers and proprietors in agriculture related services

10%

Graduates who are conservation and environmental associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are conservation and environment professionals

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Fewer than 100 graduates usually take full first degrees in forestry and arboriculture, so there is not a lot of data to examine – they're a little more commonly taken as foundation degrees, often studied at colleges. But for the chosen few in forestry, there are a handful of specialist roles in forestry management available every year, and this is the degree preferred for those jobs. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.
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