Taught course

Conservation Ecology

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Biological and Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)

This course is designed to develop the professional and field skills, including identification and survey techniques required for effective conservation. It will familiarise you with the key ecological concepts underlying evidence-based conservation. You will produce professional reports and assessments and undertake monitoring of species and communities. You will also gain additional skills essential for conservation practitioners, for example:

  • Knowledge of international and national wildlife legislation, planning law and environmental policy;
  • IT competencies, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • An understanding of the ecological requirements of different species and the implications of environmental change;
  • An ability to statistically interpret field data

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
conservationecology@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1865 483826