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Master of Forestry(Advanced option available)


The Master of Forestry provides a unique opportunity to learn about the science, economy and society of forested landscapes and their management.

Gain skills in understanding contemporary issues and challenges in forestry and forest science, while applying analytical skills in conservation and management of forests and woodlands.

Our researchers take an interdisciplinary approach to learning about forestry, which is underpinned by studies in environmental science, policy and management.

Program details

Master of Forestry

The Master of Forestry offers you flexible and advanced study to develop knowledge and skills in forestry, forest sciences and their relationship to other land management disciplinest.

The structure of this two year program has its core a strong focus on Forest Policy, Forest Management, Forest Science and Research Methods which reflects the diversity of perspectives needed for effective forest resource management.

Advanced program

The Advanced program focuses on competing a substantial research project supervised by an academic, which constitutes appropriate research training for a PhD.

Learning experience

Exterior of the Frank Fenner Building

Call the Fenner Building home

Study in a world-leading building in sustainable design and construction.

David Stock, Forestry student

Meet Forestry student David Stock

“ANU does a great job at that balance between science and society… we’ve done forest inventories, we’ve talked to farmers about Whole of Paddock Restoration, and we’ve also seen the forestry production cycle from seedlings to harvesting.”

Meet some of your teachers

Associate Professor Cristopher Brack

Associate Professor Cris Brack


The Master of Forestry is internationally recognised. The degree will help enhance your existing skills and expertise, building on your undergraduate experience to retrain for a new career, or provide you with new tools and insight into your work or study ambitions.

Our graduates are employed as:

  • Forest researchers
  • Managers
  • Rangers
  • Technicians
  • Policy specialists.

Our graduates are employed as are also employed in a range of consulting roles in the government and private sectors. As a graduate, you will be highly employable for work for senior and specialised roles in forestry, natural resource management and science in Australia and across the world including project management, research and analysis, education and community awareness, and policy.

You will graduate from the world renowned Fenner School of Environment and Society, with a strong suite of career-relevant skills. Access to scientists, managers and other forest industry professionals gives you a thorough understanding of the sector, which can help increase your knowledge of forestry, and improve career outcomes.


Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

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How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Gather supporting documents

If you graduated from an Australian university, UAC will be able to access your results in most cases. However, you may be asked to provide transcripts or other documentation, so it is a good idea to prepare your records just in case.

You can still apply before you complete your Bachelor Degree if you are in your final year, and you must advise UAC in your application. You may need to provide a copy of your academic transcript directly to UAC as soon as you complete your degree. UAC will provide instructions during the application process.

Submit an application

You will need to submit your application through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Receive an offer

All offers are made through UAC and are released on a rolling basis. You can access your offers and correspondence by logging into your UAC account.

Accept your offer

Once you receive an offer it is very important that you accept it to ensure your place at ANU is reserved.

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Postgraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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