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Wildlife and Livestock Management

The management of wildlife and livestock, including domestication, the concept of production animals, animal husbandry and nutrition, wildlife management in zoos and wildlife reserves are covered in this course. It will examine the essential elements of feed production, resource allocation and competition, land-use business models, land tenure systems and human-wildlife conflict.

Ecological Principles 

This course will enable the development of analytical tools for ecology, including measurement of biodiversity, assessment of ecosystem health, and concepts of ecosystem health. It will ensure a firm foundation in terminology and methods of quantification to enable comprehensive assessments of real-world scenarios and the development of practical solutions.

Genetics for Animal Management

This is a detailed examination of the genetics and physiology of adaptations of animals to their environments. Considerable attention is focused on selection of livestock species for disease resistance and low input requirements and the consequences of human intervention in breeding and conservation programmes for in situ and captive wildlife. It also evaluates the impact of environmental and production system factors on animal health, welfare and risk of disease transmission to humans.

Veterinary Public Health and Service Delivery 

This course addresses the one health paradigm and will introduce concepts of veterinary public health including food safety, notifiable diseases, risk assessment, regulation of slaughter and processing of livestock and game, international trade in animal products, delivery of veterinary services. A particular focus area is the provision of veterinary services to support poverty alleviation while supporting biodiversity objectives.

Pathogens and Disease 

This course is an examination of infectious disease in livestock, wildlife and humans, the factors that drive the emergence of new diseases from animals to humans and the always difficult challenges of responsibly managing diseases of human significance for which wildlife and livestock may also be hosts. The course covers the application of epidemiological tools to animal populations (wildlife, livestock and humans).

Wildlife Management in Zoos and Wildlife Parks 

This course addresses the management of wildlife species in zoological collections on a small to moderate spatial scale. This extends from small collections of exotic species through public collections in zoological parks and gardens through to wildlife parks and game ranches.

Dissertation in Wildlife & Livestock Management 

Students will complete a dissertation in a subject of their choice relating to the management of wildlife or livestock. The dissertation may involve original research, depending on the availability of research opportunities, or might take the form of a critical literature review. In some instances it may be possible for students to come to Glasgow or to other locations for their project if they wish to do so.

 

 

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Virtual learning

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  • videos
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Computer requirements for your online studies

 

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    Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.

    Humans are dependent on and live in close proximity with their livestock and the interfaces of livestock with wildlife are permeable and complex. This programme addresses a clear need to integrate ecological disciplines with studies of disease in wildlife, livestock and human populations, with concepts of land management, livestock production and wildlife management.

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    • MSc : 36 months part-time
    • PgDip 24 months part-time
    • PgCert 12 months part-time
    • Contact: University enquiry team
    • mvls-wlm@glasgow.ac.uk 

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    Why this programme

    Wildlife and Livestock Management
    • You can carry out a research project in an internationally recognized centre of excellence, working with world-leading researchers in animal science and ecology.
    • Being an online programme, we are equally able to access true experts, regardless of their national base. Recognised authorities will contribute to the programme from their home countries, including South Africa, Botswana, USA, Brazil, India and Australia.
    • This programme closely examines the often conflicting needs of land users and strives to obtain balanced input from individual land users, from special interest lobby groups, NGOs, government organisations, corporations and service providers to provide a rigorous theoretical background to understanding the practical causes of land-use conflicts involving livestock, wildlife and other drivers.
    • After completing this programme you will have gained a valuable understanding of the complex drivers of animal management, have developed a range of analytical and practical skills and will be able to construct well-founded, practical solutions to animal management problems.
    • This programme is unique in its approach to the "One Health" concept. Whereas most programmes in this domain examine animal and human health, this programme broadens the concept to include environment and land management, both of which are major drivers of the health of wildlife, livestock and the humans that depend on them.

    Programme structure

    The aims of the programme are to:

    • Integrate ecological disciplines with studies of disease in wildlife, livestock and human populations with basic concepts of land management, livestock production and wildlife management
    • Comprehensively examine the factors that influence the managment of wildlife and livestock species, including human culture and the physical environment
    • Provide training in the use of analytical tools for wildlife, livestock and land management
    • Develop the ability to critically analyse wildlife and livestock management processes and critically analyse and evaluate solutions to the important challenges of sustainable wildlife and livestock management.
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    Programme alteration or discontinuation
    The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

    Career prospects

    This programme will suit students who need to broaden their knowledge and skills to improve their employability in organisations that have a mandate to provide services to diverse stakeholders in complex systems. Veterinarians in government agencies with wide ranging responsibilities, in conservation organisations and NGOs would find this particularly useful. Similarly, conservation biologists who have little or no familiarity with livestock production or animal health will benefit.

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    2013 Entry
    Places are still available for 2013 entry to this programme.

    Our website has been updated to reflect the 2014 entry requirements. In some cases there have been minor changes from the 2013 entry requirements, but please proceed with your 2013 online application and we will advise you if there have been any changes that you need to be aware of.

    1. 2:2 level award at any recognised undergraduate degree in biological/animal/ecological/veterinary science, or
    2. Diploma and professional/employment experience as deemed appropriate by the programme coordinator.

    International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

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    English language requirements

    For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

    • overall score 6.5
    • no sub-test less than 6.0
    • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

    Common equivalent English language qualifications

    All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

    • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
      • Reading: 20
      • Listening: 19
      • Speaking: 19
      • Writing: 23
    • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
    • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
    • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

    For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

    Pre-sessional courses

    The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

    FAQs

    What do I do if...

    my language qualifications are below the requirements?

    The University's English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

    my language qualifications are not listed here?

    Please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk


     

    For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office: pgadmissions@glasgow.ac.uk

    Fees and funding

    View fees for entry in 2017-18

    Deposits

    International applicants (from beyond the EU) are requested to pay a deposit of £ when an offer is made.

    Deposits terms & conditions

    The University requires a deposit to be paid by International (beyond the EU) applicants in receipt of an offer to this programmes and who require a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order that they can apply for a student visa. This is required where the programme is competitive and the deposit is required in order to demonstrate your commitment to attend the programme should you meet all the conditions of your offer.

    If you are made an offer for this programme the University will write to you and request a deposit with information on how to pay your deposit and the deadline for making the deposit payment. Please note that if you are unable to pay a deposit because you are planning to fund your studies through an official financial sponsor then you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date.

    The following guidelines will apply in determining whether or not a deposit will be refunded. Where the deposit is refunded, a 10% handling fee will be deducted.

    Deposits WILL be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Where the University is unable to offer you a place.
    2. Where the applicant has personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement or other family situations that has prevented them coming to the UK. Medical or other proof may be requested.
    3. Applicant can prove that they have applied for a visa to attend the University of Glasgow, but the VISA has been refused. The applicant must have shown ‘real intent' to study at the University of Glasgow but has been unable to obtain their visa.
    4. Applicant does not meet his / her conditions of offer: this may be academic or language test requirements. Satisfactory evidence must be uploaded to the student’s online application to prove that they have not met the conditions of their offer (note that applicants who do not meet the language condition of their offer must show reasonable attempt to meet this, i.e. they must provide a language test which was taken after the date that the deposit was paid).

    Deposits WILL NOT be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

    1. Applicant decides to go to another institution.
    2. Applicant cannot be released from work to study at the University of Glasgow.
    3. Applicant does not send completed documentation as requested in the condition of the offer: this may be required in order to prove that the offer has not been met for academic or language test conditions - failure to respond to requests for this information will result in no refund.
    4. Applicant has not secured funding to attend the University of Glasgow: this may be as a result of not being successful in applications for scholarships, OR simply not having sufficient funds in bank at time of visa application. This condition will apply unless it can be proven that there are clear mitigating circumstances which have significantly changed the applicant’s position since the time of application.
    5. Applicant has decided to defer – in this situation the University will retain the deposit and credit it against the applicant’s account for securing their place for the following year of entry. 

    Refund requests must be made within 60 days of the programme start date stated on your offer letter: requests made after this date will be subject to discretion.


    Additional fees

    • Fee for re-assessment of a dissertation (PGT programme): £315
    • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed: £200
    • Registration/exam only fee: £150
    • General Council fee: £50

    Funding opportunities

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    How to apply

    Online Distance Learning

    Please note that applications for programmes delivered online will be accepted until the commencement of the programmes in September 2017.

    January 2018 intake

    Applications for January 2018 start will be accepted until 9 January 2018. 

    For January 2018 entry, students should select 2017-18 academic year and then choose the start date in the Study Period section, step 1 of the application form.

    Application fee

    A fee of £25 per application must be paid by all applicants to this programme. The application fee will be requested when you apply online and it can be paid using your credit or debit bank card.

    Terms and conditions

    The application fee is non-refundable so it is important that you check any specific entry requirements for the programme. If you are applying with qualifications from outside the UK then you should check the postgraduate taught entry requirements for your country: see International students: In your country

    Applicants who are sponsored may have the application fee waived at the point of applying online. However if the sponsorship status changes before the student registers with the University and the student is self-funding the University reserves the right to invoice the student for the initial application fee.

    Find out more about Application fees


    Please note: applications for SFC funded places are open for entry in September 2016.

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