Important goals of the Master of Wildlife Management offered by University of Otago are to develop in students:
- an understanding of the ecological basis of conservation, harvest management and pest control.
- skills in handling, marking, observing and surveying wild animals.
- an appreciation of the practical realities of wildlife management from the administrative and legal points of view.
- a knowledge of the biology, ecology and behaviour of wild animals in New Zealand.
- skills in communicating about the management of, and scientific research of, ecological communities. Verbal presentations, debating, dealing with the media, popular science writing and scientific report writing are all emphasised and taught.
- Wildlife Management is an ideal qualification for those seeking employment as: Conservation Officers – Department of Conservation (DoC)
- Fish and Game Officers – Fish and Game Council
- Pest Control and Resource Managers – Regional Councils
- Scientific Research Technicians – Department of Conservation, Ministry of Agriculture (MAF), Ministry of Fisheries (MFish), Universities, private consultants
- Scientific advisers for government and non-government research and conservation organisations
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- Principles of Wildlife Management
- Techniques of Wildlife Management
- Wildlife Management Research Placement
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
- A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
- If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.
International26028 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26028 USD per year during 18 months.
National5882 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5882 USD per year during 18 months.
- National: $8,090.00
- International: $35,798
Living costs for Dunedin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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