Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

Conservation Ecology

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. The course has two pathways: one is focused on conservation within the UK/EU and the other focuses on conservation at the International level.

Entry requirements

MSc

In order to successfully complete a postgraduate course, 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.

PgDip

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.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: taxonomy and identification; ecology for conservation; ecosystem degradation and management; career development and research skills; research project; optional modules: environmental law and decision making; GIS and environmental modelling; procedures and methods of EIA; molecular biology; genome science.

Assessment methods

Different subject areas relating to conservation are taught and assessed separately through assignments, presentations and project reports.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgCert Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
01865 483826