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MSc Wildlife Conservation & Management


University College Dublin    UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science

Full time September MSc Full-time: 1 year

About the course

The MSc Wildlife Conservation and Management is suitable for students who wish to undertake further studies in pursuit of a career in the agricultural and environmental sciences, with a particular emphasis on the sustainable management of wildlife resources within rural landscapes. This is a unique programme dealing with the principles of population management and zoonotic diseases associated with wildlife and conflict resolution. 

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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, Veterinary Medicine or related science.
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.


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Amelia Keane, Environmental Consultant, Malone O'Regan Environmental, Dublin.

I have always known I wanted to work in the environmental field, so after completing my undergraduate degree in Zoology I knew that the next step would be the MSc Wildlife Conservation and Management programme at UCD.

This programme has a broad range of topics, which enabled me to develop a better understanding of different aspects of Irish ecology and environmental policies.

The lecturers are very supportive, very understanding and very passionate about their subjects. The practical experience that I gained in undertaking habitats survey and report writing was extremely beneficial when applying for jobs. I am now working as an Environmental Consultant where I get the opportunity to travel around Ireland and survey a variety of different habitats, birds, mammals, and much more.

I would highly recommend this programme for anyone looking to work in the environmental field.

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