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Environment and sustainability

Postgraduate qualifications and professional training, from wildlife conservation to sustainable urban development, drawing on Oxford’s international expertise in the fields of environmental science and management, urbanism and sustainability..

For professionals working in: building sustainable urban infrastructure, communities and futures; climate science, society and impact; construction and property development; energy policy and management; environmental conservation, consultancy, education, impact assessment, management, policy and regulation; global agriculture and food production; planning, financing and leadership for financial sustainability, public relations, corporate social responsibility and sustainable business; sustainable transport policy and planning; urban planning; and wildlife conservation.

Flexible, part-time courses designed to be taken alongside busy work schedules, and delivered by experienced tutors from a range of research, scientific and professional communities (from the University of Oxford, our Partner organizations, and beyond). The collaborative culture around these courses reflects their typically interdisciplinary nature. Coming from six continents, and with a diversity of backgrounds, many of our students go on to be “champions” within their chosen field, making significant contributions to local and regional environmental initiatives.

Professional development highlights

New courses for 2014
Opportunities include a second run of the popular 'Economics of Climate Change'. Refresh your professional knowledge or explore a brand new topic: themes include corporate globalisation, global food security, politics of the environment, and both woodland and grassland ecology/management.

Tutor spotlight: Roger Key (Field Techniques for Surveying Invertebrates)
Keeping up with our tutors can be difficult! Roger has recently completed expeditions to Antarctic South Georgia (where he found species completely new to the south polar region), and to St Helena in the mid-Atlantic, where, despite this being the second most isolated human habitation on Earth, Roger found a large number of alien invasive invertebrates, including the first praying mantis, European social wasps and solitary bees. The latter trip was so successful that Roger will return there later this year to provide invertebrate training for project and island conservation staff.

Contact details

Email: envman@conted.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286951