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Wildlife Management

University of Otago

18 months
Duration
26028 USD/year
5882 USD/year
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About

The Master of Wildlife Management offered by University of Otago is a three-semester 180-point postgraduate degree designed to train students with the skills necessary for employment in some aspect of wildlife or ecological management or research.

Overview

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.

Career Opportunities

  • 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Wildlife Management 
  • Techniques of Wildlife Management 
  • Wildlife Management Research Placement 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26028 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26028 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    5882 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5882 USD per year during 18 months.
  • National: $8,090.00
  • International: $35,798

Living costs for Dunedin

1000 - 2300 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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