Our planet needs woodland ecologists and conservation graduates to secure its future, and so, we’ve designed this course based in the Lake District National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site - so that you have a laboratory on your doorstep. You’ll learn the science and practice of conserving and sustainably managing forests at your Ambleside base at the National School of Forestry. Our course offers a four-year 'sandwich-route mode' of study, which will allow you the opportunity to undertake a one-year placement between your second and third year. You'll get the real world experience you need to put your studies into focus, as well as understand how your degree can help you in gaining a career. **Why Choose University of Cumbria** You won’t just learn about it though, you’ll be doing it by exploring the woodlands on your doorstep, meeting the hosts who look after them and undertake surveys to understand them. And, you’ll study for your degree while being closely supported by our tutors and experts at the Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas. - The only UK degree course to bring together Forestry and Woodland Management - Easy access to woodlands managed for conservation, timber production and conservation, giving you chance to explore the management of these different types of forests - Our links with industry organisations give you opportunities for paid placements and job prospects in the industry - You’ll use the up-to-date technology of that in the industry, boosting your employability - Tutors are involved in conducting ground-breaking, international research, which will inform your learning - Small class sizes mean you’ll get close tutor guidance throughout your studies - We have excellent links with Royal Forestry Society, Institute of Chartered foresters (ICF) and other forestry organisations - Opportunity for an international exchange at Humboldt State University, California, to experience the approaches to forestry woodland and conservation in another country - Residential study tours to the Uplands and Lowlands, giving you an insight into woodland ecology and conservation in other parts of Britain - The opportunity for a one-year work placement in a related profession, bolstering your knowledge – and your CV - by putting it into practice in the real world - Former students have stepped into jobs with woodland, national and wildlife trusts, have become self-employed eco consultants or a career in conservation If you want an exciting, varied and professional career in forestry, then the outstanding facilities and experienced lecturers at our National School of Forestry will set you on the path to success.