University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education: Ecological Survey Techniques
|Institution||University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education|
|Department||University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education|
The course offers an effective blend of online, face-to-face, and experiential learning to equip students with capacity, knowledge, understanding and confidence to conduct ecological field surveys and then quantify and analyse data in order to effectively assess and monitor biodiversity and ecosystems. The approach is practical, and students are encouraged to question, and pool/exchange knowledge and experience with their peers and tutors. It is designed to appeal to those working in both developed and developing countries, those who are working in environment-related professions or wider business/industry where knowledge of environmental conservation practice, and in particular ecological survey techniques, is important to their jobs, those who are volunteers or have local influence and have an active non-professional interest in environmental conservation, or those who want to change career into the environment sector and need an environmental qualification.
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Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Candidates are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in the field of environmental conservation, ecology, biodiversity or a related life sciences subject; non-graduates may be considered if they are able to demonstrate considerable (voluntary or professional) experience in a relevant field, such as environmental management or conservation practice. This course has been used by candidates wishing to upskill or reskill for the Green Economy. Full selection criteria are available on the PGCert website.
Assessment is based on coursework and written assignments as well as submission of a field-based project (with a write-up) and a project journal.
One Face-to-Face Module: Introduction to Ecological Survey Techniques. Core Online Modules: Field Techniques for Surveying Vegetation; Data Analysis: Statistics for Ecologists and Field Biologists. Optional Online Modules: Field Techniques for Surveying Mammals and Reptiles; Field Techniques for Surveying Birds; Field Techniques for Surveying Fish and Amphibians; Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates.
|Location||University of Oxford|
Department for Continuing Education
|EU||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|England||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||5143 GBP for Year 1|
|International||6900 GBP for Year 1|
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