12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2013-14
Please note that this programme was formerly named 'Wildlife Conservation and Management'
This programme is designed for graduates from relevant science subjects (for example biology, zoology, physical geography, Earth and environmental sciences) and professionals with substantial relevant experience.
Its aim is to prepare you for a successful career in wildlife conservation and consultancy, specifically in the UK and Europe.
You have opportunities to improve your key skills in: experimentation; wildlife surveying and monitoring techniques; habitat and species management methods; and writing management and action plans.
Your studies focus on wildlife conservation in Britain and Europe with a particular emphasis on agriculture, forestry and amenity. Elements of the programme have strong links with national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations. Practical management skills are emphasised through involvement in management problems on nature reserves and field courses that provide experience in species identification.
You take compulsory core modules, and either a module in countryside management or two optional modules. You then complete a research project.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules
An upper-second-class Honours degree or higher, or an international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline, eg animal sciences, biology, environmental sciences, or ecology.
Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 90 (Internet-based), or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2013 entry should apply by Friday 12 July 2013 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.