Taught course

Conservation GIS

Institution
University of Gloucestershire · School of Natural and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

  • At least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject eg biosciences, ecology, geography.
  • Academic access route: at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in bioscience, ecology, geography or related disciplines
  • Professional access route: mature students without a degree but with substantial relevant work experience
  • EU and international students need IELTS 6.0 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent

Months of entry

September

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.

This unique course has been designed not only to develop core operational skills in GIS, but to provide students with experience of how GIS can be applied within 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. There’s the opportunity to progress and transfer credit from this postgraduate certificate to the MSc in Applied Ecology. Individual modules can also be taken as stand alone short courses. There’s the opportunity to progress and transfer credit from this postgraduate certificate to the MSc in Applied Ecology. Individual modules can also be taken as stand alone short courses.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
enquiries@glos.ac.uk
Phone
03330 141414