Master of Forestry

Forestry encompasses the planning and 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.

ANU is ranked number number 20 in the world for agriculture and forestry1. Our Fenner School of Environment and Society cultivates research-informed students who are able to draw on diverse disciplinary perspectives underpinned by our three foundations: environmental science, policy, and management. You will have the opportunity to develop a strong suite of career-relevant skills by working with stakeholders and applying what you have learnt in the field.

Our forestry degree programs offer flexible, 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 subdisciplines develops your knowledge in either the science and methods, or policy and management aspects of forestry.

Advanced program

The Advanced program focuses on completing a substantial research project and dissertation, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to careers in forestry and natural resource management and science. Roles include foresters, rangers, technicians and a range of consulting roles in the government and private sectors.

1 - QS World University Rankings 2018