Cutting-edge topics include animal capture and handling techniques; the assessment, stabilisation and transportation of injured animals; methods for improving the welfare of captive animals; concepts in behavioural ecology; endangered species breeding programmes; the reintroduction of captive populations to the wild; practical conservation strategies; and the management of protected areas.
The curriculum also delivers a comprehensive introduction to wildlife disease ecology, surveillance and control.
The MSc in Global Wildlife Health and Conservation programme at the University of Bristol is based at the Bristol Veterinary School in the village of Langford near the Mendip Hills in Somerset, providing convenient access to Exmoor National Park and the rich wildlife habitats of south-west England. Many small group workshops and practical sessions take place at Bristol Zoo, allowing you to gain hands-on experience of exotic animal care while working behind the scenes in a modern zoological garden.
This programme has been carefully designed for those aspiring to a career in wildlife health, conservation and management. Potential employers include national parks, zoological gardens, animal rescue centres, wildlife hospitals, environmental NGOs, conservation charities and government agencies with statutory wildlife responsibilities, both in Britain and overseas.
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- Wildlife Care and Rehabilitation
- Wildlife Diseases and Integrated Health
- Captive Wildlife Management
- Biology of Behaviour and Welfare
- Behaviour, Welfare, Ethics and Law for Wildlife Professionals
- Wildlife Conservation
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
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DisciplinesClimate Studies & Meteorology Biodiversity & Conservation View 105 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in United Kingdom
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- An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biological, veterinary or environmental science subject.
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International23500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National12500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: £15,040
Living costs for Bristol
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.