12b Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ, United Kingdom

Sustainable Deer Management

**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. **Special features** 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. **How will I study my course?** This module is fully online. You will be enrolled at and receive support from Perth College UHI 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 info.cms@perth.uhi.ac.uk or +44 (0)1738 877761.

  • Qualification
    Certificate of Professional Development
  • Study mode
    On-line study
  • Duration
    15 weeks
  • Start date
    2019-01-01