What will I learn?

Our course provides a link between the theory and practice of wildlife management. We teach from the perspective of regulatory authorities associated with UK wildlife management. You will receive advanced training in policy and science implementation. It is professionally focused and relevant to a range of roles in the sector.

The course aims to provide graduates with:

advanced knowledge of wildlife management theory, the principles of biodiversity and conservation, epidemiology and wildlife conflicts
practical skills in wildlife and environmental data collection, data analysis, data handling, statistics and modelling methodologies with a focus on providing evidence for policy
training in humaneness and welfare for Home Office licensing
field skills in wildlife monitoring, surveying, tracking and sampling integrating with GIS
problem solving skills to address wildlife problems in a policy context

Much of the training and many case studies will focus on UK and EU policy. The generic training will allow you to work in other countries where policy and management are strongly linked.

The course is run jointly by the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Newcastle and the National Wildlife Management Centre (NWMC) at Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

APHA provides advice to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) on wildlife management and is involved with the development, assessment and implementation of policy associated with wildlife problems in the UK. It is concerned with invasive species, wildlife disease and has a large portfolio of research and management that is implemented at the national scale.

Which department am I in?

School of Natural and Environmentlal Sciences (Biology)

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£24,300.00 (US$ 32,663) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Newcastle University

King’s Gate,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

Northumberland,

NE1 7RU, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have a four-year bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA ranging from 2.8 to 3.2 out of 4.0 (admissions criteria will vary depending on which course they are applying to).

For international students

A 2:2 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We will also consider applicants with non-standard qualifications and relevant experience. This applies in particular to relevant work experience in the wildlife management sector. English Language Requirements -IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills); TOEFL 90 overall (with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking, and 17 in writing); Pearsons 62 overall (with a minimum of 51 in all sub-skills).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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