University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Global Wildlife Health and Conservation

This programme aims to give you the knowledge, skills and practical training needed to work with wildlife, with special emphasis on its health and conservation at the global scale. Topics covered include animal capture and handling techniques, the assessment, stabilisation and transport of injured animals, concepts in behavioural ecology, ethical issues in wildlife management, methods for improving the welfare of captive animals, the importance of biosecurity, endangered species breeding programmes, the reintroduction of captive populations to the wild, post-release monitoring, practical field-based conservation strategies and the management of protected areas. The curriculum also delivers a comprehensive introduction to wildlife disease ecology, surveillance and control.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a veterinary, biological, environmental or related subject.

Course modules

Modules: applied wildlife conservation; first aid for injured animals; wildlife care and rehabilitation; captive wildlife management; the re-release of wildlife into the field; wildlife diseases and integrated health; animal behaviour and welfare; skills for animal research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,300 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 17,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Langford Campus Bristol BS40 5DU South West

Key information

Medical and Veterinary Sciences
Telephone number: 
0117 331 1535