Taught course

Wildlife Biology and Conservation

Institution
Edinburgh Napier University · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

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 http://www.napier.ac.uk/international for up-to-date information.

Fees and funding

Please see http://www.napier.ac.uk/fees for up-to-date fee & funding information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months
distance learning
24-48 months

PGDip

distance learning
18-36 months
part time
18-36 months
full time
9 months

PGCert

part time
12-24 months
full time
6 months
distance learning
12-24 months

Course contact details

Name
Information Office
Email
info@napier.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 8452 60 60 40