Our MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation has its focus on how to achieve sustainability in the management of wildlife and habitats, whether management of the countryside or of marine resources. The course has been developed in discussion with environmental consultancies, and provides a skill set appropriate for a career in consultancy. There is an emphasis on developing practical skills, particularly on how to make the most of data in the interest of conservation - how data sets are used (and sometimes misused) for different purposes. One focus is the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for mapping and analysis.
Graduates from this course may find employment in the following areas:
- working as a conservation biologist for an NGO or government body
- working as an environmental consultant
- working in the area of education
- working in related industries (ecotourism).