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Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM) through the Dunedin campus in 2015

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Overview

The major objective of the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM) is to train students with the skills necessary for employment in some aspect of wildlife or ecological management or research. Other important goals of the course are to develop in students:

  • an understanding of the ecological basis of conservation, harvest management and pest control.
  • skills in handling, marking, observing and censusing wild animals.
  • an appreciation of the practical realities of wildlife management from the administrative and legal points of view.
  • a knowledge of the biology, ecology and behaviour of wild animals in New Zealand.
  • skills in communicating about the management of, and scientific research of, ecological communities. Verbal presentations, debating, dealing with the media, popular science writing and scientific report writing are all emphasised and taught.

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Contact details

Visit the Wildlife Management Programme website

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Subject area

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM)

  • The programme shall consist of 120 points comprising:
    • WILM 401 Principles of Wildlife Management,
    • WILM 402 Techniques of Wildlife Management,
    • Plus at least 80 points from WILM, ZOOL and other 400-level papers.

    Notes: Must include WILM 404 (or equivalent) if ZOOL 316 has not been passed previously.
    A candidate may be exempted from some of the required papers as prescribed above on the basis of previous study.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), on the advice of the Head of the Department of Zoology and the Director of the Wildlife Management diploma programme.
    2. Every applicant shall either
      1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Science, or equivalent, in Zoology, Biology, or Ecology; or
      2. have alternative qualifications or experience in wildlife management or administration acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study shall consist normally of 120 points comprising WILM 401, WILM 402, plus at least 80 points from WILM, ZOOL and other 400-level papers. Every programme of study must include WILM 404 (or equivalent) if ZOOL 316 has not been passed previously.
    2. A candidate may be exempted from some of the required papers as prescribed in regulation 2(a) on the basis of previous study.

  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate shall follow a programme of study for not less than one year.
    2. A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the diploma within three years of admission to the programme.

  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or with credit.

  5. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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