Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Wildlife Conservation and Drone Applications

Explore contemporary wildlife conservation and drone applications on this MSc at LJMU. Learn from world-leading experts and take part in an overseas field trip. - Learn from world-leading experts in the field of wildlife conservation and drone technology - Study on this course which is the only one of its kind in the UK - Enjoy an overseas field trip to Tanzania (included in your fees) and observe chimpanzees in the wild as you practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation and conservation monitoring* - Benefit from world-class teaching and laboratory facilities (including drone technology, genetics and GIS facilities) - Design and complete a wildlife conservation study abroad using the latest software packages, such as ArcGIS, R, and Distance *The air fare, site accommodation and site costs are paid by LJMU. You will need to fund other potential costs including field clothing, visas and immunisations (if required). Wildlife conservation is an exciting field of study that has important implications for the way in which we manage our world. With an increasing global population, conserving our wildlife becomes more complicated and conservationists are increasingly using technology such as UAVs to help them with their efforts.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as biology, conservation, animal behaviour, zoology or ecology an academic reference a satisfactory reference from your employer or line manager etc or professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment a satisfactory reference from your employer or line manager etc to attend an interview Additional Information: IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson 58-65 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a dissertation. The academic staff leading this course conduct research in this area. Your programme leaders uphold a wide range of international and national connections that can provide exciting opportunities for you during and after the course. You will have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork at international sites and make career-long connections. We will also encourage you to become members of the learned societies, such as Society of Wildlife Conservation. Core modules Survey, Mapping and Field Skills (30 credits) Drone Technology and Operations (40 credits) Wildlife Conservation (30 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Assessment methods on this course include: written, oral and practical assignments such as project reports and seminar presentations. Practical skills will be assessed via the dissertation and oral presentations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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