Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Conservation GIS

University of Gloucestershire · University of Gloucestershire

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject eg biosciences, ecology, geography.

Months of entry


Course content

With a huge demand for professional ecologists and conservation practitioners with applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills, this course provides core knowledge of GIS to support conservation action and evaluate its biodiversity outcomes.

For practitioners in the conservation sector looking to develop skills in GIS-informed decision making and those seeking to change careers, this unique course has been designed to provide both core operational skills and experience of how GIS can be applied to longer conservation processes. The explicit aim is to allow students to integrate both basic and advanced GIS skills into their everyday conservation tasks and activities, principally using the QGIS open-source system.

This 1 year course is delivered by lecturers with extensive industry experience in using GIS across different parts of the conservation sector, both in the UK and internationally. Students will learn to access and use a range of data types including those from habitat surveys, species monitoring, UAVs and satellites.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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