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Managing wildlife and conservation in the modern world – University of Reading

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  • Saving the world's diversity

    Take your expertise in wildlife conservation to master's level

Managing wildlife and conservation in the modern world

Make yourself stand out in the world of wildlife conservation with this practical-focused master's degree. This course will prepare you for a career protecting our most precious asset - our biodiversity.

With access to numerous nearby nature reserves and the Centre for Wildlife Assessment and Conservation, this course is ideal preparation for working in the conservation sector.  

What you'll learn

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This course is a fantastic opportunity to learn advanced conservation and management skills in the field. This is a very practical course with the majority of work carried out in the field or associated laboratory work. You will learn about vertebrate and invertebrate conservation in the context of regional geography and current issues, as well as gaining skills in survey and assessment and geographic information systems.

This course is supported by the RSPB, the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Marine Conservation Society and various other conservation bodies.  



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How you'll learn

MSC Wildlife Management - Current Issues in Conservation

This course puts a massive emphasis on the practical skills which you will need in for a career in conservation. You will spend less than 10% of contact hours in the lecture theatre, spending the rest of your time out in the environment or in supervised laboratory practical exercises. During this year you will spend hundreds of hours in the field, giving you the experience that future employers will be looking for. You will also carry out a large-scale project which combines field work with a written thesis, giving you the opportunity to enhance your academic and field skills together.


MSC Wildlife Management - Invertebrate Survey and AssessmentCareers

Conserving our environment and biodiversity has never been more critical than today: both government and private interests are in need of qualified conservationists. The careers which you will be perfectly prepared for include conservation officer, project manager, field ecologist or environmental consultant.

More information

Find out more about this course including entry requirement and costs.

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