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Global Wildlife Science and Policy MSc

Global Wildlife Science and Policy MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type


Course Summary

Our Global Wildlife Science and Policy MSc addresses an area of growing professional demand. It combines science and policy in ecology and conservation.

About this course

The Global Wildlife Science and Policy MSc offers:

a professional focus that prepares you for the workplace
the skills necessary to work at the interface of science and policy
the knowledge to launch a global career in organisations such as:

Intergovernmental science-policy Platform on Biodiversity
Ecosystems Services (IPBES).

What you'll learn

This course covers how wildlife-related research can influence policies. For example, You'll gain an understanding of:

species conservation
human-natural systems
the impact of non-native species
human-wildlife conflicts

Through your studies, you will be able to develop solutions for global problems, such as:

food security
sustaining natural resources
managing high-risk species.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



The module will introduce the key factors that should be considered when analysing what a species? conservation needs are and how to develop a conservation strategy in response. Students will gain in depth experience of strategic planning processes and guidance that has been adopted by IUCN?s Species Survival Commission, such as Species Conservation Planning, ex situ management and reintroduction.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A 2:2 BSc or BEng honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: microbiology; agriculture; environmental engineering; biology; biological sciences; ecology; environmental science; zoology; marine biology; oceanography; geography. We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience.