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Wildlife Conservation & Management

MSc Wildlife Conservation & Management
MSc in Wildlife Conservation & Management programme enables students to develop an integrated judgement and analysis of problems associated with wildlife management and conservation both nationally and internationally.

This MSc is a terrestrial based course, the balance of One Health, Conflict and Wildlife Management makes it a unique programme in the area wildlife conservation.

Students have the opportunity to visit current conservation and management projects in Ireland, to acquire applied field skills.

Students also receive contributions from national and international experts in wildlife conservation and management.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold the equivalent of a minimum Lower Second Class Honours Degree (NFQ Level 8), or international equivalent, in a Biological Science, Environmental Science, Animal Science, Equine Science or Veterinary Medicine degree programme from a recognised higher education institution.

Applicants from other disciplines may be considered if they include strong evaluation, analytical and communication skills and have experience of working in the area.

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0 in each element), or equivalent.


1 year full-time.

Number of credits


Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Graduates from the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science respond to many of the major global challenges such as population growth, global warming, biodiversity, food security and food and health issues. Consequently, the opportunities for graduates globally in this discipline are excellent.

There are a range of potential employers for graduates from this programme including government departments, local authorities, county councils, Environmental Protection Agencies and a range of national and international NGOs. In addition, suitable candidates may progress to PhD study.

Related Programmes
MSc(Agr) Rural Environmental Conservation & Management PT
Grad Dip World Heritage Conservation PT
MSc(Agr) Environmental Resource Management FT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Catherine Byrne
Contact Number:+353 (0)1 716 7192

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Core

Wildlife Conservation AESC40150
Data Analysis for Biologists AESC40180
Habitat Evaluation AESC40190
Conservation Genetics AESC40200
Research Project (AESC) 2 AESC40370
Functional Biodiversity AESC40380
Human Impact on the Environment AESC40390
Seminar Presentation AESC40400
Geographic Information Systems AESC40420
Literature Review(AESC) AESC40460
Practical Research Skills AESC40470
Biological Invasions ZOOL40280

Stage 1 - Option
Wildlife Conservation AESC40150
One Health AESC40360
Rural Planning & Environ. Law AESC40430
Ecosystem Services and Natural Capital AESC40440


Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2018/2019 September

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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