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Wildlife Conservation MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our Master’s degree provides a unique training experience for someone seeking to develop a successful career in wildlife conservation.

Course overview

The rapid decline of global biodiversity has made wildlife conservation a crisis discipline. This has led to growing local, national and international demand for specialists with academic and practical wildlife conservation skills. Our postgraduate course provides an opportunity to learn from conservation- and research-active scientists with UK and international experience.

Why study this course with us?

We aim to build on and consolidate your existing skills/knowledge, and offer exposure to advanced concepts and practical applications in wildlife conservation. This will be done through exploration of our expertise in field and lab-based research on key species and habitats, in the UK and further afield.

Our staff are engaged in pioneering projects locally, nationally and globally, and have led the development of wildlife crime as an academic subject area. We are also involved in conservation of globally threatened species such as the Trinidad piping guan, Grenada dove and Philippine duck.

You will be engaged in a peer-based learning environment that includes field and lab work, which will provide insights into key research in wildlife conservation. We will also focus on the development of your professional skills and profile for your future career, and encourage links and networking opportunities with practitioners in the field.

Different course options

Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

Critical evaluation of the physiological systems relevant to conservation biology and their assessment (using endocrine, cardiovascular and behaviour measures) and application i.e. reproductive and stress physiology. Overview of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of radio-immunoassays and enzyme-immunoassays and critical analysis of their applications. Introduction to techniques and quantitative analyses relevant to the two assays systems.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,450

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally possess an honours degree (minimum 2:1) in a biological/behavioural/ecological science (or demonstrate equivalent experience in a related field, e.g. animal behaviour, conservation biology, zoology) including components of experimental design and statistical analysis. Applicants will also have relevant experience in the field. Students with a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in an unrelated area must demonstrate on application that they have equivalent experience in a related field, e.g. wildlife conservation, habitat or protected areas management, or ex-situ conservation.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more