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Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education offers a wide range of courses in ecology and the environment. Join us for a day or weekend, enrol on a weekly learning programme, or gain an Oxford University graduate qualification. Topics include survey methods, animal behaviour, plant biodiversity, mapping tools and sustainable development.

Long Courses

Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques at University of Oxford

Part-time and taught mostly online, this one-year Oxford University postgraduate course provides the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to conduct effective ecological field surveys for a range of key taxa, and to analyse field survey data with confidence.

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Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Ecologists and Field Biologists (10-week) at University of Oxford

A 10-week, part-time tutor-led data analysis course taken entirely online. Provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principals and methods used by ecologists and field biologists with the open source software QED statistics and R.

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Plant Biodiversity and Habitat Assessment Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct vegetation surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Mammal and Reptile Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct mammal and reptile surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Bird Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct bird surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Fish and Amphibian Survey Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their ability to conduct fish and amphibian surveys. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Invertebrate Biodiversity and Population Monitoring Methods at University of Oxford

A five-week part-time course taught entirely online providing expert training for professionals, practitioners and researchers who want to improve their invertebrate survey skills. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Data Analysis in Ecology: Statistics for Ecologists and Field Biologists (5-week) at University of Oxford

A 5-week part-time tutor-led data analysis course taken entirely online. Provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principals and methods used by ecologists and field biologists with the open source software QED statistics and R. Can be taken with or without academic accreditation.

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Introducing Mapping, Spatial Data and GIS (Online) at University of Oxford

Investigate the power of maps and spatial data to document and illustrate local and global issues with this flexible 10-week online course. Learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to explore the world around you and share ideas.

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Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice at University of Oxford

An eight-month full-time course (of which one month is distance learning) focusing on the global dimensions of wildlife conservation, and the survey and analysis methods commonly used in the study of terrestrial mammals. For early-career conservationists or recent graduates with field experience, particularly in developing nations.

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Short Courses

01/10/2022 Encountering the Spiders of Oxfordshire 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3bfzoK7

Spiders play an extremely important role as general insect predators in both natural and urban habitats. Come along and learn about the fascinating spiders in our gardens, parks and nature reserves with two local spider experts – Lawrence Bee and Dr Thomas Hesselberg.

Cost £85.00+

26/11/2022 Big Cats: Behaviour, Ecology and Conservation 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3cOR7sf

Felids cats are one of the most charismatic groups of species, but they suffer from human pressure such as poaching and habitat loss. Learn about felids and the diversity of their conservation concerns from front-line biological scientists.

Cost £85.00+

03/12/2022 Unique Island Wildlife and the Threats Facing It 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3voxy0h

The wide range of uniquely adapted plants and animals on islands are the results of a combination of evolutionary, ecological and geological factors. However, the same factors that promote this biodiversity also make them vulnerable to human disturbances. Join us to find out more.

Cost £85.00+

04/02/2023 Bumblebees and Other Wild Pollinators: How We Can Help 1 Day

Rewley House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3zgqMe2

Bumblebees and other pollinators are essential for many ecosystems. However, they are seriously affected by human activities. You can help wild pollinators with fun and simple measures. Join us in Oxford to learn how.

Cost £85.00+

13/05/2023 Wildlife and People: Conflict and Conservation 1 Day

Ewert House, Oxford, University of Oxford 01865 270368 ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk c-js.info/3Q2ktli

While people value animals as a source of income, food or medicine, communities living with wildlife may consider it a nuisance or threat. Join us to explore the intricate relationship between humans and animals from a conservation biology perspective.

Cost £85.00+

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