Access a career in gamekeeping, deer stalking, wildlife management and conservation by studying game and wildlife management at Reaseheath.

Our course is designed to give you the knowledge and skills needed to excel in your chosen aspect of this unique industry.

Whether you are interested in pheasant and partridge, grouse or deer you will gain the experience required to enter the industry. A combination of resources on campus and excellent industry links off-site help to deliver outstanding, employable students.

Although a traditional job, the modern gamekeeper needs to understand how their role fits in an ever-changing environment where agriculture, forestry and conservation all play a part.

The department boasts key links with industry professionals across the field, valuable for your career progression. Our course managers pride themselves on being truly passionate about their subject areas and all have their own extensive industry experience.

You’ll have the chance to take part in a range of work placement opportunities as well as gain additional industry recognised qualifications including snaring and heather burning.

We’re also well supported by organisations such as the National Gamekeepers Organisation, Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and the British Association for Shooting and Conservation and by our industry sponsors Kings, Massey Feeds and Ridgeline.

Students say they most benefit from:

  • Excellent links with local grouse moors in the Peak District where students gain practical experience and take part in shoot days, supervised by staff
  • Clay shooting on campus and links with the local clay ground at Mickley Hall where expert tuition is offered as part of the course
  • A rifle range on-site and links with an external range to ensure competence in firearms
  • Game rearing facilities that allow us to collect eggs from our own stock, incubate eggs and rear pheasants on site
  • An on-site pheasant shoot and and excellent links to local shoots where students take part in experience days while supervised by staff
  • Excellent links with local estates where students help manage two deer herds and gain practical experience in the larder

Game and Wildlife Management courses

Career Options

By studying on this course, you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

  • Gamekeeper
  • Beat keeper
  • Deer stalker
  • Wildlife manager
  • Warden or ranger
  • Land or estate manager
  • Government and non-government organisations