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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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Events

26/03/2022 Global Challenges: Plant Biodiversity and Human Flourishing at Online 2 Days

University of Oxford Contact: c-js.info/3jN4c67

Online event. Explore interdisciplinary perspectives of the chemical, ethical and conversation challenges of plant use and commerce. 2-5pm Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March 2022.

30/04/2022 Rewilding the UK - Potential and Obstacles at Online 1 Day

University of Oxford Contact: c-js.info/3GB1GcC

Dr Ada Grabowska-Zhang will explore the term ‘rewilding’. Dr Keith Kirby will reflect on whether conservationists in the UK have been able to reinstate the autonomy of ecological processes in the past 20 years. We will also hear from Rebecca Wrigley, CEO of Rewilding Britain. Join online or in Oxford.

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