Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Biological Recording PgCert (Taught)

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Course summary

Biological recording is vital for biodiversity conservation. In this period of rapid climate change, the ability to collect, manage and interpret information about our natural world has never been more important. This highly practical course will give you all the skills you need to make a valuable and rewarding contribution in this specialist area. Developed in association with the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, this course is largely field-based, as you’d expect with a focus on biological recording and identification skills. You’ll study part-time over one or two years, with two core units delivered online. You’ll add to these with three field-based option units, delivered as weekend courses at FSC centres around the UK. It’s a highly vocational course that offers an ideal way to sharpen up the field skills you’ll need to take your career in the direction you want. With advanced knowledge of the ‘why’, ‘where’ and ‘how’ of collecting and maintaining biological records of the areas that interest you most, you’ll leave us equipped with the expertise to pursue a rewarding future in a specialist field.

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Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We might also consider your application if you have several years’ professional or voluntary experience in a related field.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

For further information visit: mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/
Biological Recording PgCert at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS