Wildlife and Conservation Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS

Course summary

Land use impacts and human activity have put pressure on the world’s environments. Do you want to help Scotland lead the way against climate change and transition to a net zero economy? This course will help you to become multi skilled, have a broad understanding of nature and climate issues and prepare you to pivot towards to the large range of employment opportunities in the fast-growing and dynamic green economy. The learning will encompass important activities such as peatland restoration, habitat monitoring, conservation, land management and sustainable wildlife management. You might want to embrace this learning experience to get into new employment or develop new workplace skills to use in your current employed role. Either way our curriculum team are a leading force in contemporary land-based education, and they will guide you through the most direct route to achieve your goals. You’ll gain:

  • Experience of using wildlife management techniques in a work-based setting. Knowledge and understanding of a broad range of UK species, habitats and their management
  • Understanding of the role of public engagement in land use planning and conservation of biological diversity
  • Understanding the physical landscape, the processes which created it and the effects on the distribution of habitats
  • Access to a network of wildlife management professionals throughout Scotland
  • The ability to work and study in a flexible way from anywhere in Scotland
Charlie Main is a lecturer at UHI and she said "this programme will put UHI in the best position to facilitate the development of much needed workplace skills. This will allow rural and island areas to best respond to the nature and climate crises, securing the future of these areas and sustaining communities". Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7110 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7110 Year 1
England £7110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110 Year 1
Wales £7110 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £8775 Year 1
International £8775 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

For full information on fees please see our Undergraduate Tuition Fees page at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/ug/ For course specific fees information please refer to the Fees/funding tab on the university website course page. You can also find information on additional funding available such as bursaries and scholarships at https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/studying-at-uhi/first-steps/how-much-will-it-cost/funding-your-studies/bursaries-and-scholarships/
Wildlife and Conservation Management at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS