Our MSc Applied Wildlife Conservation at ARU, Anglia Ruskin University 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).
Modules & assessment
- GIS Tools for Biodiversity Mapping and Conservation
- Distributions, Landscapes and Conservation
- Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
- Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
- Communication Skills for Conservation
- Research Methods
- Masters Research Project
Optional modules (subject to availability)
- Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability
- Practical Applications of DNA Based Technologies
- Animal Communication
- Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare
- Cognition Evolution and Behaviour
- Sustainable Land Management
Your work will be assessed in a range of ways to reflect the scope and aims of our course. These include written assignments such as scientific reports and essays, field-work, case studies, group work and presentations.