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5235F - Wildlife Management MSc

Wildlife Management MSc

Our course provides a link between the theory and practice of wildlife management.

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Overview

We teach this wildlife management course from the perspective of regulatory authorities associated with UK wildlife management. You'll receive advanced training in policy and science implementation. It is professionally focused and relevant to a range of roles in the sector.

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:

APHA provides advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on wildlife management. It 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. It has a large portfolio of research and management that is implemented at a national scale.

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What you'll learn

The Wildlife Management MSc 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

Modules

You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

How you'll learn

 

Your development

Practical and field skills

You'll develop practical skills to help you deal with wildlife and environmental data such as:

  • data collection
  • data analysis
  • data handling
  • statistics and modelling methodologies

You'll gain a range of field skills such as:

  • wildlife monitoring
  • surveying
  • tracking
  • sampling integrating with GIS

Your future

Our Careers Service

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

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  • additional costs
  • living costs
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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply


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Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Academic Secretary
School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 4848
Email: snes.programme.enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

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