The Otago Postgraduate Wildlife Management Programme has two course options: a one-year full-time 120-point Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management (PGDipWLM), or a 3-semester 180-point coursework Master of Wildlife Management (MWLM). Both options commence in February. It is also possible to study part-time for either course. Candidates for admission will normally possess a degree in zoology, biology or ecology, and will have attained a high academic standard. Candidates with experience in wildlife management or administration, but lacking a degree, are also encouraged to apply. Successful Postgraduate Diploma graduates have the option of continuing their studies by enrolling in a one-year Master of Science (MSc) by-thesis-only.
The Wildlife Management programme is designed to be flexible and offer maximum choice so as to cater for the different career aspirations, wildlife interests and academic backgrounds of participating students.