Conservation and Sustainability Education at University of Chester - UCAS

Course summary

This postgraduate course in Conservation and Sustainability Education will be delivered online by Chester Zoo ( and the University of Chester. In response to the wider conservation and sustainability agenda, including the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) education and the launch of the Department of Education sustainability and climate change strategy, Chester Zoo and the University of Chester have developed a collaborative Postgraduate Certificate in Conservation and Sustainability Education. This course will support professionals and those seeking a career in conservation and sustainability education to deliver initiatives and programmes that meet long-term goals and improve their organisation’s impact in tackling global conservation and sustainability priorities. "The collaborative design of this unique course utilises the expertise from two leading institutions to develop a course that is fit for purpose and will enable graduates to be agile and adaptable for an ever-changing sector." — Liz Webb, Conservation Training Manager, Chester Zoo Our partnership is born out of a long-standing collaborative relationship between two leading education centres that have prioritised the need for increased access to quality education that supports conservation and sustainability education both in schools and across the environmental sector. This online/distance learning course makes use of the latest technologies to deliver an innovative and interactive learning experience that will allow you to connect with educators from across the globe whilst learning from the leading experts to develop your understanding of how to develop, implement and evaluate programmes. You will be joining a growing network of expert conservation and sustainability educators equipped with the professional skills and a likeminded community who will support you and your professional development to become a force for change in our sector. We are passionate about using our individual expertise to champion the need for quality educators and are interested in you as individuals, not in the degree you hold. There is no expectation for you to have a science-based degree to apply for this course, and we welcome those with arts and humanities backgrounds. Following on from this course, we will be launching a standalone 20-credit module delivered at both the University and Chester Zoo, commencing Summer 2023.


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Assessment method

At the end of each module, you will submit a 100% coursework assignment that encourages reflection and links to professional practice. On graduation, you will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Conservation and Sustainability Education from the University of Chester.

Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in any subject, and be engaged in, or aspire to work in, teaching and learning or public engagement with conservation and/or sustainability. Applicants with other degree classes and significant experience may be considered through interview and if they can demonstrate, on application, their ability to work at Level 7. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency to IELTS 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in each band or equivalent. This is a practical course that could be undertaken as part of full-time employment to develop the professional skills of those currently working in a related field including zoo/aquarium/conservation and sustainability and/or education. Ability to access the internet to study remotely is essential.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Conservation and Sustainability Education at University of Chester - UCAS