Wildlife and Conservation Management, M.Sc. | Part time online | Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) | United Kingdom
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Wildlife and Conservation Management

36 months
6500 GBP/year
1008 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Wildlife and Conservation Management from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) encompasses a broad range of topics and land uses. Conservation management, rural land use planning, land use history and more.


The Wildlife and Conservation Management programme from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) encompasses a broad range of topics and land uses ranging from conservation management to rural land use planning and interpretation to land-use history. 

The factors affecting the wider environment are constantly increasing and range from agriculture and forestry to recreation, urban development and population growth. These in turn have knock-on effects such as climate change, water and food shortages, habitat and species loss and the impact of non-native species.

One of the areas where these factors come together is in the field of wildlife and conservation management where the public use of the countryside interacts with professional land managers and can result in conflict.


There are eight taught modules providing for the development of a range of technical, practical and professional skills. Residential study weekends are also used as a vital tool in delivering some of the practical aspects of the course.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Ecological Survey and Assessment
  • Principles of Interpretation and Education for Sustainability
  • Planning and Sustainability
  • Farming. Forestry and the Environment
  • Advances in Land Management
  • Managing the Outdoors for People and the Natural Environment
  • Topical lssues in Countryside Management
  • Conservation Management Planning

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are accepted from those either with or without specifically related previous qualifications - previous students have included graduates of History, Education, Business Management and Engineering, as well as Biological and Natural Sciences. 
  • RUC uses UK ENIC (formally UK NARIC) to assess overseas qualifications.
  • Ideally, applicants should arrange for their own letter of comparability through Ecctis’s Statement of Comparability service.
  • Those speaking English as a second language should sit an IELTS, TEOFL or Cambridge examination prior to application in order to meet the English Language entry requirements of SRUC's courses.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    6500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6500 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1008 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1008 GBP per year during 36 months.

 RUK students tuition 6,500 GBP.


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