University of Chester

University of Chester

Wildlife Conservation

This programme covers a wide-range of areas within wildlife conservation; staff are involved in pioneering projects, including welfare assessment for conservation and the Scottish Wildcat Project, which has helped lead the development of wildlife forensics as an academic subject area; students study wildlife crime, supported by conservation genetics; in addition, the understudied area of welfare in conservation is a focus and students have the opportunity to obtain essential Field Identification Skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2 Honours degree, which normally has a significant content of biological science (e.g. biology, biological sciences, environmental science, animal behaviour etc); or substantial relevant working experience together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level. Overseas candidates should also be competent in English and have achieved, as a minimum, IELTS-6.5.

Course modules

Core modules: conservation genetics; wildlife crime; behaviour and welfare in wildlife conservation; managing wildlife populations and landscapes; biodiversity informatics; field research techniques for wildlife conservation; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is achieved through coursework; the coursework assessment may focus on laboratory reports, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,540 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,540 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,540 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,540 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,700 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,900 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Wales) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,800 per Whole course (International) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (England) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 GBP 1,060 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Parkgate Road Campus Chester CH1 4BJ North West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01244 511000