Master of Science in Wildlife Management and Conservation

This is a 2 - year or 4 - semester degree programme that started in 2006 to address emerging and diverse wildlife conservation challenges including those related to legal, institutional, technological, environmental, climate change and socio-economic aspects at national, regional and global levels.

Programme Aims: The programme aims at producing skilled personnel at an advanced level in wildlife and allied sectors to alleviate the deficiency of high cadre human resources in these sectors who will be able to address emerging and diverse challenges facing wildlife conservation in the country and African region at large. Specifically, the programme seeks to: provide advanced training in various aspects of wildlife management and conservation; impart graduates with entrepreneurial skills required to work in various wildlife and allied sectors including self-employment; provide conceptual understanding that enables graduates to deal with challenging issues in the field of wildlife conservation, make sound judgments, and communicate their conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences; impart self-direction and originality in solving conservation problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks; inspire students to be researchers and practitioners of quality and creativity in the field of wildlife conservation; and provide tools for evaluation of different management and development options in the world of trade-offs.

 Admission requirements:

The following shall be eligible for admission:

  • Holder of BSc. in Wildlife Management from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) with a minimum of lower second or from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate.

  • Holder of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine degree from SUA or from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate. In addition, the candidate shall have scored at least five B grades or their equivalent in the undergraduate BVM Programme.

  • Holder of the BSc. in Forestry, Animal Science and Agriculture General from SUA with a minimum of lower second or from other institutions recognised by the SUA senate.

  • Holder of the BSc. in Zoology, Biology, Wildlife ecology, or Range Management with a minimum of lower second from other institutions recognised by the SUA Senate.

  • Holder of Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management from other institutions recognised by SUA senate.

  • Candidates with pass degree in the relevant field shall be considered for admission if they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training.

 

Doctor of Philosophy

The programme is by research in the fields of wildlife management and tourism. It aims to train students’ ability to conduct original research and generate new knowledge in the chosen field of specialisation. Graduates of this programme are expected to become practitioners of the chosen profession as teachers, researchers, consultants and extension officers in different capacities. The duration of the programme is three or six years for full-time and part-time students respectively.