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Our flexible online programme equips current and future wildlife professionals with the knowledge, skills and global networks to address modern challenges in conservation management and law enforcement.
The need to include genetic data to support population management is increasingly recognised in conservation science, however there remains a lack of scientists with the skills and knowledge to apply population genetic theory to conservation practice. Within this arena, wildlife forensics is an emerging field that delivers forensic evidence to support law enforcement agencies in tackling poaching, animal persecution and the illegal wildlife trade.
The Cert/Dip/MSc in Applied Conservation Genetics with Wildlife Forensics aims to provide a blend of theoretical and practical education in the application of genetic data to wildlife management and conservation law enforcement. The programme will cover all essential aspects, from population genetic theory, through data analysis, to the considerations involved in the interpretation and transfer of scientific findings to management, policy and criminal investigation.
This is a selection of the courses offered by the programme:
*Subject to change, please check University website for final list of courses offered in any given year.
A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in biological or biochemical sciences.
Further information on English language requirements can be found on the University website.
This applied programme should equip students with the knowledge, skills and global networks necessary to use DNA analysis as a tool in wildlife conservation. As a postgraduate degree from one of the world’s leading universities, it will be recognised as a valuable, hard-earned qualification that demonstrates both scientific acumen and an ability to translate research into conservation management practice.
Students on this programme will be part of an online community of wildlife conservation professionals from all over the globe. This programme is modular in structure, offering a flexible student-centred approach to the choice of courses studied. You can exit with the award of Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits).
Individual courses are also offered as stand-alone Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and Personal and Professional Development (PPD).
Register for our PG Online Learning Open Day session titled “Online masters programmes at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies” on Thursday 25th April!