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MSc Wildlife Conservation Technology

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Explore contemporary wildlife conservation and drone applications on this MSc at LJMU. Learn from world-leading experts and take part in an overseas field trip.

  • Learn from world-leading experts in the field of wildlife conservation and drone technology
  • Study on this course which is the only one of its kind in the UK
  • Enjoy an overseas field trip to Tanzania (included in your fees) and observe chimpanzees in the wild as you practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation and conservation monitoring
  • Benefit from world-class teaching and laboratory facilities (including drone technology, genetics and GIS facilities)
  • Design and complete a wildlife conservation study abroad using the latest software packages, such as ArcGIS, R, and Distance

Wildlife conservation is an exciting field of study that has important implications for the way in which we manage our world. With an increasing global population, conserving our wildlife becomes more complicated and conservationists are increasingly using technology such as UAVs to help them with their efforts.

This Masters will provide you with advanced skills in using drone technology for wildlife conservation research and will give you the specialist skills to maintain and operate drone technology as well as using sensors to obtain and analyse data.

A postgraduate degree is highly recommended for a career in this area so that you can demonstrate the necessary theoretical background and practical skills to work in the field. LJMU boasts world-class teaching and laboratory facilities (including state-of the art drone technology, genetics and GIS facilities) which you will be able to use during the course. You will also have 24 hour computer access and access to specialist software. In addition, the LJMU library has an extensive collection of online and hard copy book, journal and internet resources related to studying Wildlife Conservation.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this course include: written, oral and practical assignments such as project reports and seminar presentations. Practical skills will be assessed via the dissertation and oral presentations.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    16th out of 32 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 241
    154 70%

    15th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    8th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    3rd

    22

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