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This programme is designed for graduates from relevant science subjects (for example biology, zoology, physical geography, Earth and environmental sciences) and professionals with substantial relevant experience. Its aim is to prepare you for a successful career in wildlife conservation and consultancy, specifically in the UK and Europe. You have opportunities to improve your key skills in: experimentation; wildlife surveying and monitoring techniques; habitat and species management methods; and writing management and action plans.
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 (80 credits) typically include: biodiversity conservation – policy and practice; conservation biology issues; ecosystem management; ecological survey techniques; environment and habitat assessment field class; and a foundation module in quantitative techniques, experimental design and data analysis.
You take a further 20 credits by choosing either countryside management or two optional modules from a list that may include: field identification skills; sustainable development and environmental change; trees - ecology, management and environmental impacts; GIS and remote sensing; and land-water interface.
You then complete a research project (80 credits).
For full course information please go to: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/subjects/environment/courses/164