Conservation Ecology at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

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Course summary

Our MSc/PGDip/PGCert Conservation Ecology course develops 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 essential skills 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:
  • conservation within the UK/EU
  • conservation at the international level.

Assessment method

You will be taught with a variety of methods, including:

  • field visits and exercises
  • lectures
  • directed reading
  • workshops
  • seminars
  • practical exercises
  • laboratory sessions
  • project work.
Teaching focuses on current issues in conservation associated with:
  • environmental change
  • species identification
  • survey techniques
  • the key theoretical underpinning of conservation ecology
  • national and international wildlife legislation
  • GIS
  • human-wildlife conflicts
  • biodiversity assessment
- environmental impact assessment.

Entry requirements

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16500 Year 1
England £9300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9300 Year 1
Scotland £9300 Year 1
Wales £9300 Year 1
Channel Islands £9300 Year 1
International £16500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Conservation Ecology at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS