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Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) PgDip

Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics (Online Learning) PgDip

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Forensic Science (Non-Medical) Genetics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The PGDip 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, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.

Students will have the choice to specialise in either applied conservation genetics or wildlife forensics, with both options providing transferable scientific skills relating to knowledge acquisition and application, problem solving, science communication and decision making. The overall aim of the programme is to equip current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement. The programme will also be appropriate for those working in wildlife law enforcement or wildlife policy sectors who want to understand how genetic data is now relied upon to inform conservation decision-making, trade regulation and criminal investigations.

This Applied programme should equip students with the knowledge, skills and global networks necessary to use DNA analysis as a tool in wildlife conservation. As a post-graduate degree from one of the world’s leading universities, it will be recognised as a valuable, hard-earned qualification that demonstrates both scientific acumen and an ability to translate research into conservation management practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,335

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£10,335

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological, biochemical, forensic science or veterinary sciences or a related science discipline. We may also consider application if students have a minimum of 3 years’ work experience in a related scientific area, for example molecular biology research/ forensics laboratory work.