What is special about this course?
This online postgraduate CPD award in Sustainable Deer Management is aimed at those working in the land management sector (e.g. estate management, forestry, agriculture, ecological consultancy) and in conservation organisations. It covers both practical and policy aspects of deer management and is also useful for those working in government agencies with remits covering land use and environmental issues.
The module reflects the growing demand for ‘sustainable’ deer management in Scotland, uniting both the sporting elements and environmental or conservation-based approaches.
For those already practising deer management, the module offers valuable academic recognition that can enhance employment opportunities. It provides an in-depth understanding of the role of stakeholders in deer management and the importance of collaborative working. The learning outcomes can be put into practice by professionals working in practical deer management or conservation and by those working in policy development.
This module is delivered fully online and will benefit those seeking a holistic and up-to-date understanding of deer management including:
- The policy and institutional context for deer management in Scotland
- Deer ecology and behaviour (including population dynamics)
- Deer management planning
- A review of the science behind deer management.
- Undergraduate degree in a relevant subject
- Other qualifications will be considered for those with a minimum of three years relevant professional experience
The module learning outcomes are:
- Critically assess and understand the processes and scientific principles which underpin the practice of sustainable deer management
- Demonstrate a consolidated knowledge and understanding of a range of different skills and techniques relating to sustainable deer management
- Critically reflect on the objectives for deer management in relation to sustainable land management, particularly in rural and mountain areas
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
Students on this programme currently have the opportunity to attend the Integrated Land Use Conference.
You will study through supported online learning using the university's virtual learning environment (VLE). You will have the opportunity to share information and experience with other students from a range of backgrounds and perspectives. You will be assessed on two written essays/reports and on your contribution to the discussion board.
You will be supported by the Centre for Mountain Studies, Perth College UHI. For more information on the centre and courses available, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)1738 877761.
How long will my course last?
Part-time: 15 weeks starting in January
Where can I study my course?
- Perth College UHI - This module is fully online. You will be enrolled at and receive support from Perth College UHI
The following fees apply to this taught postgraduate CPD award:
|2019-20||Scottish (online)||EU/EEA/Rest of the UK (online)||International (online)|
|CPD award (20 credit module)||£560||£650||£960|
|2018-19||Scottish (online)||EU/EEA/Rest of the UK (online)||International (online)|
|CPD award (20 credit module)||£560||£650||£900|
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant UHI partner college for more information.
What can I do on completion of my course?
The module gives valuable academic recognition that can enhance employment opportunities. Professionals working in practical deer management or conservation and those in policy development can use the learning outcomes to develop their own working practices.
Can I progress into further study?
This module is part of the MSc Sustainable Mountain Development and, after successful completion of the CPD award, you may want to consider building to the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or the full masters award.
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