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Wildlife Management MSc

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Full time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Forestry Nature Conservation

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our course provides a link between the theory and practice of wildlife management. We teach from the perspective of regulatory authorities associated with UK wildlife management. You will receive advanced training in policy and science implementation. It is professionally focused and relevant to a range of roles in the sector.

The course aims to provide graduates with:

advanced knowledge of wildlife management theory, the principles of biodiversity and conservation, epidemiology and wildlife conflicts
practical skills in wildlife and environmental data collection, data analysis, data handling, statistics and modelling methodologies with a focus on providing evidence for policy
training in humaneness and welfare for Home Office licensing
field skills in wildlife monitoring, surveying, tracking and sampling integrating with GIS
problem solving skills to address wildlife problems in a policy context

Much of the training and many case studies will focus on UK and EU policy. The generic training will allow you to work in other countries where policy and management are strongly linked.

The course is run jointly by the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle and the National Wildlife Management Centre (NWMC) at Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

APHA provides advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on wildlife management and is involved with the development, assessment and implementation of policy associated with wildlife problems in the UK. It is concerned with invasive species, wildlife disease and has a large portfolio of research and management that is implemented at the national scale.

Modules

The aim of the course if to provide an overview of the broad range of methods used for wildlife research. The course will provide training in the implementation of several field monitoring and surveying techniques.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£23,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in the wildlife management sector.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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