School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Wildlife Conservation and Management
School of Psychology
Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Your studies focus on wildlife conservation in Britain and Europe with a particular emphasis on agriculture, forestry and amenity. Elements of the programme have strong links with national, statutory and non-governmental conservation organisations. Practical management skills are emphasised through involvement in management problems on nature reserves and field courses that provide experience in species identification.
Compulsory modules (60 credits) include: wildlife conservation û policy and practice; conservation biology issues; ecosystem management; ecological survey techniques; trees û growth, management and environmental impacts; and a foundation module in quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis.
You also choose four optional modules (40 credits) from: sustainable development and environmental change; habitat mapping and resources assessment û using remote sensing; fisheries resources assessment and management; the environment business; environmental systems and modelling; GIS and remote sensing. Please note that your optional module choice must include one or both of the following 10-credit modules: field identification skills and/or environmental and habitat assessment field class. For the MSc you then complete a research project (80 credits). For the Diploma you undertake a short, 20-credit, library-based dissertation.