Postgraduate Diploma in Wildlife Management

Course Objectives

This programme is structured around both compulsory and optional modules and aims to provide students with the flexibility to develop the knowledge and skills they require relating to their own particular interests. In addition, the course aims to develop analytical and critical skills, independence, self-discipline and professionalism in Postgraduate Diploma graduates.  

Target Students

This programme is designed for students who already hold a relevant undergraduate degree qualification and are seeking a career as high-level managers within wildlife or natural resource management agencies, NGOs or private sector organizations.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one-year course.  The course programme runs from August to June each academic year. Postgraduate Diploma students take a combination of compulsory Postgraduate Diploma level modules and optional Advanced Diploma and Diploma level modules.  Students may also attend these modules over a longer period of time to suit their own needs.  

Training Methodology

Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, field and College-based practical. Postgraduate Diploma students undertake a Self-Managed Study module, participate in Postgraduate Tutorials and have the opportunity to select optional safari modules if they wish.  At the end of the second semester, students choose either a Research Project or Work Placement.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 PG credits to be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma. These credits are gained through passing all assessed Postgraduate Diploma modules. In order to pass Postgraduate or Advanced Diploma level modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% and pass all final exams.  

In order to pass Diploma level modules, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 60% and pass all final exams. Assessment will be based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments, group and individual exercises, reports and examinations.  Course assessment is 50% practical and 50% theory.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is an undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences, Botany, Ecology, Environmental Science, Conservation Biology, Fisheries, Forest, Natural Resources and Management, Agriculture, and Veterinary Medicine from a recognized University. A prior work experience in wildlife conservation, natural resources and environmental management sectors will be an added advantage.

Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Planning and Management

Target Students

This programmeis designed for students who already hold a relevant undergraduate degree or advanced diploma qualification and are seeking a career as high-level managers within tourism or natural resources management agencies, local government authorities, NGOs, CBOs, tour agencies or other private sector organizations. It is a suitable course for district tourism officers, tourism officers and wardens in protected areas, owners/managers of tour companies and those involved in tourism marketing at various levels.

Timetable and Duration

This is a one- year programme. This programme runs from August to June each academic year. Postgraduate Diploma students take a combination of compulsory postgraduate Diploma level modules and optional Advanced Diploma level modules depending on the entry qualifications of the students and coverage of tourism related subjects in students’ previous studies. Students may also attend these modules over a longer period of time to suit their own needs. 

Course Objectives

This programme is structured around both compulsory and optional modules that aim to provide students with the flexibility to develop the knowledge and skills they require relating to their own particular interests. In addition, the course aims to develop analytical and critical skills, independence, self-discipline and professionalism in Postgraduate Diploma graduates.

Training Methodology

Training approaches include lectures, interactive structured lectures, directed and self-directed study, seminars, tutorials, student presentations, field and College-based practical. Postgraduate Diploma students in Tourism Planning and Management undertake a Self-managed Study module and participate in postgraduate Tutorials. In their second semester, students conduct a prolonged research project in a topic relevant to tourism planning and management.

Assessment and Course Awards

Students must gain 120 PG level credits to be eligible for the award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism Planning and Management. These credits are gained through passing all assessed Postgraduate Diploma - Tourism Planning and Management Modules. In order to pass, students must achieve a final module mark of not less than 50% and pass all final exams. Assessment will be based on a mixture of practical exercises, written assignments, group and individual exercises, reports and examinations.  Course assessment is 50% practical and 50% theory.

Entry Qualifications

Minimum entry qualification is an Undergraduate Degree in Wildlife Management, Tourism, Business Administration, Mass Communication, Biological Sciences, Law, Anthropology, Sociology, Community/Rural Development, Natural Resources Management and related fields from recognized University. A prior work experience in wildlife conservation, tourism, natural resources and environmental management sectors will be an added advantage.

 

 

 

 

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