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Master of Forestry Science
Master of Forestry Science

Master of Forestry Science

  • ID:UC640108
  • Level:Master's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$39,500.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$57,078.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Students 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.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, with at least 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
  • TOEFL PBT: With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
  • CCEL EAP: Level 2 with a minimum C+ grade
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 176 with at least 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
  • NZCEL:  Level 5

Course Information

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.

Students 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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Pathways include:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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