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Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) PgDip (ICL)

Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) PgDip (ICL)

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2 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Forensic Science (Non-Medical) Sustainability Genetics Veterinary Services

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Course Summary

Within conservation science there is increasing recognition of the value of genetic data to support management decisions. However, scientists and managers with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice are lacking. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an exciting new field that is attracting increasing global attention in the fight against the illegal wildlife trade.

Theoretical and practical learning

The PPD/Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory and data analysis to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.


Essential Population Genetic Theory and Techniques (20 Credits)
Applied Conservation Genetics and Wildlife Forensics (20 Credits)
The Role of Wildlife Genetics in Global Conservation Challenges (20 Credits)
Dissertation Element (60 Credits)

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological, biochemical, forensic science or veterinary sciences or a related science discipline.

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