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Master's degree

Master of Forestry Science

MForSc
03 October 2023

UC's Master of Forestry Science (MForSc) gives you a head start into forest management, governance, or research at an advanced level. Learn more about studying an MForSc through our Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering.

DURATION

Master of Forestry Science

Degree Structure - Duration
1–3 years full-time

START

Master of Forestry Science

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 or 2 (February or July)

POINTS

240

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $9,379
  • International — $43,500

Overview


Master of Forestry Science

Introduction

The Master of Forestry Science will give you a head start into forest management, governance, or research at an advanced level.

This degree offers a flexible structure – depending on your goals and experience, you can study by examination and report, examination and thesis, or thesis only. This programme means you can complete a professional master's degree with coursework and a report in two years.

Enjoy small classes and a wide variety of courses to choose from, ranging from silviculture to advanced IT applications in forestry.


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Master of Forestry Science

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Master of Forestry Science must have a four-year Bachelor of Forestry Science, or other bachelor's degree in relevant subjects, or a Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry.

The standard and relevance of previous study will be the criteria for selection, and for determining the options available in the degree.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Forestry Science or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You will need to complete an application form for the MForSc from Te Kaupeka Pūhanga | Faculty of Engineering website.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Master of Forestry Science

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,379
  • International — $43,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — 8936 - $9,124
  • International — $42,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Master of Forestry Science

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my degree?

The MForSc can be completed by either:

Depending on which structure you opt for, the Master's can take 1–3 years to complete full-time; or 18 months to 4 years part-time.

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Forestry Science.

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