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About

The Wildlife Biology and Conservation course from Edinburgh Napier University is the first course in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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Overview

The greatest challenge facing conservation biologists today is the preservation of the world’s biodiversity in the face of considerable human demands on space and resources.

By combining the disciplines of wildlife biology and conservation biology in the Wildlife Biology and Conservation course from Edinburgh Napier University , experienced staff will help you develop and apply both the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to address this challenge.

Course details

This course has been designed in conjunction with employers and professional bodies. The main focus is on the development of practical employability skills. In recognition of the strong practical and employability focus, this the first and only degree in Scotland to be accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM), meaning you'll graduate with an accredited MSc.

In addition to studying relevant theory, you’ll have the opportunity to develop:

  • advanced analytical skills for population investigation and management
  • practical skills used in identifying, quantifying and assessing biodiversity
  • transferable skills including communication, IT (GIS, R, Mark), problem solving, research and team working

Careers

Returning graduates, who share their experience of the work environment each year, have emphasised the importance of the skills gained from the course in their subsequent success.Jobs include:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife ranger
  • Education officer
  • Conservation project officer
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Species licensing officer

Our network of alumni have developed  careers with organisations such as:

  • government agencies (e.g. Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, British Columbia Fish and Wildlife)
  • non-governmental agencies and charities (e.g.  Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Wildlife Trusts)
  • private consultancies (e.g. Jacobs, Atkins, Atmos, Echoes Ecology)

Accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Case Studies in Applied Ecology
  • Field and Laboratory Skills
  • Humans and Wildlife
  • Management of Aquatic Protected Areas
  • Principles of Wildlife Management

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor (Honours) Degree at 2:2 or above, preferably including aspects of ecology/biology.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17370 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland - £6,720
  • Overseas and EU - £17,370

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

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