Applied Wildlife Conservation, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    11700 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    7100 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #301 (WUR) ,
Develop the practical skills you need for a career in wildlife conservation. Learn through a mix of face-to-face and distance-learning, on a course that’s been developed in partnership with environmental organisations to ensure you’re skilled and employable in this rewarding area.

About

Our planet is in urgent need of capable and well-trained wildlife conservationists to find solutions to the problems of biodiversity loss. If you’re passionate about wildlife and planning a career in conservation our exciting Masters course will equip you with the skills you need. You’ll focus on the sustainable management of wildlife and habitats, with an emphasis on developing practical field skills and the ability to analyse and interpret data in the interests of conservation. Our course has been developed with international conservation organisations, so you can be sure you’ll be gaining skills and knowledge valued by employers in the field.Through your choice of optional modules you'll be able to focus your study on areas such as sustainability, business, wildlife management and behaviour change. Or develop deeper knowledge of skills such as wildlife conservation and biogeography. Field trips give you the chance to apply your skills whilst working on conservation projects in the UK and abroad.You’ll have the opportunity to visit a research station in Borneo and apply your skills in a tropical forest conservation project. Every year we welcome a wide range of guest lecturers who share their inspiring and innovative experiences of working in wildlife conservation.

Programme Structure

Modules & assessmentCore modules
  • GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation
  • Invasive Species and Other Drivers of Distribution Change
  • Communication Skills for Conservation
  • Landscapes, Ecological Networks and Ecosystem Services
  • Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
  • Research Methods
  • Masters Research Project
Optional modules
  • Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
  • Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability
  • Better Business
  • Governance and Behavioural Change
AssessmentYour work will be assessed in a range of ways to reflect the scope and aims of our course. These include assignments, field-work, case studies, group work and presentations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 28 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

MainA first degree, with Honours, in a Science related subject and at a minimum final classification of upper second (2:1).
  • If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.
The full-time version of this course is not open to international students holding a Tier 4 visa, but is open to international students holding some other visa types. For further information please contact our International Admissions team.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7100 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year)

£7,100

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time)

£3,550

International students, 2016/17 (per year)

£11,700

Funding

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