The Wildlife Management course from Newcastle University aims to provide graduates with:
- advanced knowledge of wildlife management theory, the principles of biodiversity and conservation, epidemiology and wildlife conflicts
- practical skills in wildlife and environmental data collection, data analysis, data handling, statistics and modelling methodologies with a focus on providing evidence for policy
- training in humaneness and welfare for Home Office licensing
- field skills in wildlife monitoring, surveying, tracking and sampling integrating with GIS
- problem solving skills to address wildlife problems in a policy context
Much of the training and many case studies will focus on UK and EU policy. The generic training will allow you to work in other countries where policy and management are strongly linked.
The course is run jointly by the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle and the National Wildlife Management Centre (NWMC) at Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).
APHA provides advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on wildlife management and is involved with the development, assessment and implementation of policy associated with wildlife problems in the UK. It is concerned with invasive species, wildlife disease and has a large portfolio of research and management that is implemented at the national scale.
- Management of Wildlife Disease and Epidemiology
- Global Species Conservation Principles and Practice
- Invasive Species
- Wildlife Conflicts and Management
- Policy and Licensing
- Wildlife Research in Practice
- Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing
- Dynamics of Coupled Human-Natural Systems
- Research Dissertation Project
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
- We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesBiodiversity & Conservation Environmental Management View 206 other Masters in Environmental Management in United Kingdom
- A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject.
- We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in the wildlife management sector.
International264000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 264000 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11700 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK Part time: £5,850
Living costs for Newcastle upon Tyne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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