University of Oxford PGCert in Ecological Survey Techniques and Short-Courses in Ecology

Wednesday 19 September 2018, 10:00
Wednesday 19 September 2018, 16:00

This University of Oxford flexible part-time Postgraduate Certificate is designed to equip students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to conduct informed ecological field surveys, delivered through an effective mixture of online, face-to-face and experiential learning.

Drawing from a rich pool of expertise, teaching is conducted by a highly knowledgeable and diverse team of practitioners and academics engaged directly with ecological issues.  Students benefit from tutor-led online study with a week-long face-to-face introductory module in Oxford during September.

Delivered by the University of Oxford Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Centre, this qualification is designed with professionals and volunteers working in ecology and environmental conservation in mind, as well as those wishing to make a change in career.

Key modules are also available throughout the year as standalone online 5-week Short-Courses, commencing 19 September, 2018, which can be taken with or without academic accreditation:

Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation starting 19 September 2018

Data Analysis in Ecology starting 31 October 2018 and 20 February 2019

Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles starting 09 January 2019

Field Techniques for Surveying Birds starting 06 February 2019

Field Techniques for Surveying Fish and Amphibians starting 20 March 2019

Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates starting 01 May 2019

By providing a flexible learning environment, the PGCert and Short-Courses are ideal for students with work commitments wishing to study out of office hours, or international students and those living further afield in the UK.

To find out more about how the PGCert and Short-Courses will provide students with the capacity to make evidence based decision-making in biodiversity conservation and assessment, please get in touch via the details below:

University of Oxford website:   tel: +44 (0)1865 286945 email:

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