Typically, you will need a minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Ecology, Zoology, Veterinary Science or similar. Alternative qualifications combined with appropriate experience may be considered on an individual basis.
Months of entry
The course is studied full-time over one year and is split up into three trimesters. You will learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, field trips, and through independent study. This course can also be studied part-time with attendance or part-time by distance learning with attendance for a 2 week period of field work.
DuringTrimester 1 (~Oct - Jan) you will study 3 taught modules:
- Humans and Wildlife,
- Scientific Methods,
- Analysis and Management of Wildlife Populations.
DuringTrimester 2 (~Feb - early May) you will study a further 3 taught modules:
- Evolution & Taxonomy,
- Biodiversity and Conservation,
- Field and Laboratory Skills.
Each of these taught modules is worth 20 credits. Gaining 60 and 120 credits will make you eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate and a Postgraduate Diploma respectively.
DuringTrimester 3 (~May - Aug) you will undertake an independent research project worth 60 credits. On successful completion of this you will be awarded your MSc.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, the following is generally required: minimum IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550/213 Please see our website for up-to-date information.
Fees and funding
Please see our website for up-to-date fee & funding information
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Information Office
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