Wildlife and Conservation Management

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)


Off Campus


The factors affecting the wider environment are constantly increasing and range from agriculture and forestry to recreation, urban development and population growth. These in turn have knock-on effects such as climate change, water and food shortages, habitat and species loss and the impact of non-native species.

One of the areas where these factors come together is in the field of wildlife and conservation management where the public use of the countryside interacts with professional land managers and can result in conflict.This programme encompasses a broad range of topics and land uses ranging from conservation management to rural land use planning and interpretation to land use history.

Modules include:
Ecological survey and assessment; Principles of interpretation and education for sustainability; Planning and sustainability; Farming, forestry and the environment; Advanced in land management; Managing the outdoors for people and the natural environment; Topical issues in countryside management; Conservation management planning; MSc project.

You can exit the course at earlier stages with:
PgCert Wildlife and Conservation Management
PgDip Wildlife and Conservation Management.

Entry Requirements

A degree or evidence of equivalent academic competence and /or extensive work experience in a relevant sector.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3-6 years


Environment, Conservation and Sustainability

SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals