University of Reading

University of Reading

Wildlife Management and Conservation

During this highly practical course you will spend the majority of your time in the field or undertaking associated laboratory work, with less than 50% of your contact hours spent in a lecture room. And by providing and encouraging you to participate in relevant extracurricular activities, we will help you hone the skills and qualities desired by employers. With its emphasis on CV development, some 90% of graduates from this course secure employment in the conservation/ecology sector or go on to study for a PhD. During the course, you will have the opportunity to explore the world of wildlife and its conservation through the Centre for Wildlife Assessment and Conservation (CWAC) and benefit from our proximity to a number of nature reserves and government and industrial bodies with interests relevant to the course. Other facilities available to you include the University's owns extensive areas of farmland in the surrounding countryside, as well as an area of approximately four hectares of the Whiteknights campus, which is managed by students on a voluntary basis for wildlife. You will be taught in small classes of approximately 15 students and the course is supported by the RSPB, WWT, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Marine Conservation Society and others. **Careers** This course can lead to roles such as conservation officer, project manager, field ecologist or environmental consultant.

Entry requirements

MSc: You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a biological, environmental, geographical or agricultural science or a related subject, but each application will be considered individually. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)].

Course modules

* Vertebrate conservation * Vertebrate survey and management * Geographic information systems for wildlife managers * Current Issues in conservation * Field trips

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 19,820 per Whole course (International) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (Channel Islands) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 9,210 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Reading RG6 6UR South East

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Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
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01183785289