Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Wildlife Conservation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Technology

This course covers contemporary issues in wildlife conservation with a strong focus on providing you with a thorough understanding of the theoretical and practical skills you will need to become a professional in this exciting field. You will develop a hypotheses-driven study based on the latest wildlife conservation literature. Converting your idea for a study into a practical plan will involve: Learning how to write a grant proposal (from funding experts); making a budget; thinking through the logistical issues of conducting research in challenging environments. You will learn how to operate drones for wildlife conservation research and how to analyse the data obtained using such systems, providing you with a unique skillset. The academic staff that lead this course and conduct research in this area have a wide-range of international and national connections that can provide exciting opportunities for you during and after the course, including the opportunity to conduct fieldwork at international sites. We will also encourage you to become members of the various learned societies, such as Society of Wildlife Conservation. There is a strong emphasis on practice-based learning through lectures, seminars, workshops, student-lead discussion groups and fieldwork.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months

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