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Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry

This course is available


Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


University of Canterbury


The Postgraduate Diploma in Forestry caters for graduates who:

have a forestry degree or a qualification in a related area and wish to update and retrain
have another degree and are looking for some exposure to forestry
are from countries where the forestry degree is less quantitative than in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Further study

The Postgraduate Diploma can be used as a platform for entry to the Master of Forestry Science with suitable grades.

UC also offers a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Forestry.


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.

Entry criteria

You must have completed one of the following:

the equivalent of a bachelor's degree in forestry or a related area of study; or
a bachelor's or higher degree in other areas, and relevant work experience in a forestry-related area.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry 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.
PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50.

Applications after the deadline date (8 December) will be considered if places are available.

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