Masters in Wildlife Science

Nov. 10, 2016, 9:24 a.m.

Masters in Wildlife Science is a postgraduate Agriculture Science and Technology course. Wildlife Science is the study that not only seeks to meet the increasing demand for research and monitoring of wildlife and their habitats, and provide trained biologists to further the cause of wildlife conservation, but also served as a model for developing higher education elsewhere in the country. The duration of the program is mostly of two academic years but it varies from institute to institute. The Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun is providing in two years. The minimum time to complete the course is also two years.

How is Masters in Wildlife Science Course Beneficial?

Candidates are free to join as entomologists, foresters or dendrologists and a lot more in this series. They can also go for the fields of silvi-culture or as forest range officers or as zoo curators. They also can also go for education sector for further research work or to enhance their educational qualification.


  • The candidates should complete their B.Sc. degree under any registered University in the following subjects like Veterinary, Forestry, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences in Science stream.

Masters in Wildlife Science Syllabus

Syllabus of Wildlife Sciences as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

Subjects of Study

Wildlife Ecology, biodiversity and conservation

Biology of Indian Wildlife

Principles of Wildlife Health and Population Ecology

Habitat Ecology, Techniques and Practices

Management of Wildlife Protected Areas

Conservation breeding and Reproduction in wild animals

Wildlife Conservation and Management Practices Tour

Human Ecology and Natural Resource Economics

Management and Husbandry of Zoo Animals

Nutrition of Captive and Free Ranging Wild Fauna

Wetland Conservation and Development

Wildlife Forensics, Conservation Principles and Laws

Wildlife Ecotourism

Capture and handling of wild animals

Natural Resource Management

Specialized Wildlife Techniques Tour

Seminar  I & II

Statistics  I & II

Computer Orientation

Research Methodology



Masters in Wildlife Science Colleges

  • Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun

Masters in Wildlife Science Course Suitability

The course is suitable for those who want to have further research studies. Candidate should have the ability to understand the nature, feature and other activities. They should be up to date with the occurring in the wildlife world and have good communication and interpersonal skills which are necessary for the course.

 Job Types

  • Wildlife Inspector
  • Guest Relations Executive
  • Veterinary Consultant
  • Junior Research Fellow - Genetic Assessment
  • Environment Impact Assessment Consultant
  • Teacher & Lecturer
  • Project Biologist


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