Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Wildlife Management

This programme provides a link between the theory and practice of wildlife management from the perspective of the regulatory authorities associated with UK wildlife management. Students gain: 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.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (lower 2nd Class or higher) in a relevant subject. Applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience are also considered. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in the wildlife management sector. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: introduction to biodiversity and wildlife management; population dynamics and conflict management; management of wildlife disease and epidemiology; wildlife research and policy 1: policy and licensing; modelling and data analysis for wildlife management; environmental impact assessment; wildlife research and policy 2: evidence; GIS and remote sensing; field and laboratory skills; humaneness and ethics; wildlife research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 16,265 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

Key information

School of Biology
Telephone number: 
0191 208 4848