Taught course

Wildlife Management

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Biology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in the wildlife management sector.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our course provides a link between the theory and practice of wildlife management. We teach from the perspective of regulatory authorities associated with UK wildlife management. You will receive advanced training in policy and science implementation. It is professionally focused and relevant to a range of roles in the sector.

The course 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

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.

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 2 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Academic Secretary, School of Biology
Email
biology-pg@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 4848