Delivered in conjunction with the internationally-renowned Durrell Conservation Academy, this postgraduate degree provides you with an international outlook on species recovery. You’ll help meet the global need for academically proficient and technically expert individuals, who can bridge the gap between in-situ and ex-situ approaches to conservation.
Why choose this course?
– This course achieved the Highly Commended Award from the Prospects Postgraduate Awards in 2014.
– You can undertake an international research project using NTU’s links with national and international conservation projects.
– Part of your study will take place at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation (DWCT) International Training Centre in Jersey, where specialist components of the Captive Breeding and Husbandry and Conservation Genetics modules are delivered.
– Brackenhurst campus offers 200 hectares of rural estate and modern laboratories for the development of scientific skills and experience.
– Members of the course team have research links with international organisations, specifically the Course Leader, holding an ongoing adjunct professor position with California State University.
– You will enjoy a new, 1,000 square metre, £2.5 million pound campus library.
– The School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences has invested heavily in facilities and research programmes that support wildlife conservation sciences. Our modern Animal Unit and varying habitats on campus support a strong community of undergraduate and postgraduate students on Animal Sciences, Zoo Biology and Wildlife Conservation courses.
– Brackenhurst campus is part of the DEFRA Environmental Stewardship scheme that supports effective environmental management of farm land and countryside estates. Over the years a number of endangered species have been involved in recovery programmes at Brackenhurst including Yellowhammers and Great Crested Newts.
Careers and employability
This course has been designed to enhance employment or research opportunities for graduates from Biology, Conservation, Animal Science degrees.
To enhance your employment prospects NTU has links with organisations including:
– California State University, Stanislaus, Endangered Species Recovery Program, California, USA, Bakersfield, California, USA
– California State University, Bakersfield, California, USA
– California Living Museum (Zoo), Bakersfield, California, USA
– California Department of Fish and Game, California, USA
– Center for Land Management, California, USA
– Institute for Wildlife Studies, California, USA
– Bakersfield College, California, USA
– Mauritius Wildlife Foundation
– Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Paignton Zoo, Living Coats & Newquay Zoo)
– Chester Zoo
– Edinburgh Zoo
– Twycross Zoo
– Chicago Zoological Society, Brookfield Zoo
– Blackfeet Indian Reservation Restoration Project, Dept of Fish, Game & Wildlife, Montana, USA
– Glovers Reef Marine Reserve, Belize
– IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group
– IUCN Canid Specialist Group
– IUCN hyaena specialist group
– Northwest Parks and Tourism Board, South Africa
– University of Pretoria, South Africa
– Mammal Research Institute, Poland
– Earthwatch Institute