Masters | Postgraduate Course - Wildlife Conservation and Drone Applications MSc Course Details within Liverpool John Moores University

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Wildlife Conservation and Drone Applications MSc

Study Details

MSc Full Time (1 year)

Explore contemporary wildlife conservation on this Masters. The course is delivered by world-leading experts in wildlife conservation and Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV/drone technology). You will be able to learn fieldskills during an overseas field trip and will have the opportunity to conduct your own conservation research project.

  • Complete this masters degree in one year (full time)
  • Delivered by world-leading experts in the field of wildlife conservation and drone technology
  • LJMU is the only UK university to offer a Masters degree in cutting edge drone technology applications for wildlife conservation
  • Overseas field trip to Tanzania included in the fees – this is a fantastic opportunity to observe chimpanzees in the wild. You will practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation, non-invasive sampling of health and welfare indicators and conservation monitoring*
  • World-class teaching and laboratory facilities (including drone technology, genetics and GIS facilities)
  • Opportunity to design and complete a wildlife conservation study abroad using the latest software packages, such as ArcGIS, R, and Distance 

* The air fare, site accommodation and site costs are paid by Liverpool John Moores University. You will be required to meet other potential costs, such as field clothing, visas and immunisations if required.

Module details

  • ​Survey, Mapping and Field Skills*
  • Drone Technology
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation

Entry Requirements

If you have an undergraduate degree:

  • A good second class honours degree in a relevant scientific discipline such as biology, conservation, animal behaviour, zoology or ecology,  supported by an academic reference
  • Plus you must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person, such as your employer or line manager

If you have non-standard qualifications:

  • Experience is accepted on a case by case basis
  • If you do not have an honours degree in a relevant subject area your application may still be considered
  • Professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account
  • You will also be interviewed by the Programme Leader
  • Plus you must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person, such as your employer or line manager

Student Destinations

As a graduate from the programme you will be able to pursue a career working for national or international wildlife conservation NGO’s, national or international environmental consultancy companies, and environmental government bodies. The course is also excellent preparation for conservation research and academia.

Staff involved in the course have a wide range of international and national connections that can provide exciting opportunities for students during and after the course.

You will be able to attend lectures and seminars by world experts in the field of wildlife conservation and make professional connections.