Master of Forestry Science

Master of Forestry Science

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: October 31, April 30
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: February, July
International tuition: NZ$76,800
Domestic tuition: NZ$17,628

Program overview

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. The MForSc can be completed by either: 240 points of coursework chosen from the Schedule, including FORE 679 MForSc Report (60 points) 120 points of coursework chosen from the Schedule, including FORE 690 MForSc Thesis (120 points) FORE 690 MForSc Thesis only. Students approved for the thesis-only option must have already completed a minimum of 120 points of postgraduate-level studies, or equivalent, in an appropriate discipline.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
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 language requirements: IELTS Academic: 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, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. TOEFL PBT: with a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5 Pearson Test of English (Academic): with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50

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.

Campus location

Christchurch , New Zealand