Ecological survey techniques

Part-time and flexible postgraduate study

Postgraduate Certificate and short online modules

Our flexible and part-time programme of tutored online courses can build towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques. You can also take courses separately and use the academic credit elsewhere, or simply for professional training in field survey techniques. 

  • Study online while working
  • Tutored in small groups
  • Field techniques for studying vegetation, mammals and reptiles, invertebrates, birds, and fish and amphibians
  • Data Analysis: Statistics for Ecologists and Field Biologists – offered as an intensive 5-week course, or a less intense 10-week course
  • Can help with applying for Chartered Status (see our Chartered Status and Essential Skills guide)

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NEW Ghana and Nigeria Ecological Survey Techniques Scholarship

Available to Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques applicants who are either a national of Ghana and ordinarily resident in Ghana, or a national of Nigeria who is ordinarily resident in Nigeria. 

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Online open event: 1 December 2022

Join us on Thursday 1 December 2022 at 1.30pm (UK time) for a virtual open event for the Ecological Survey Techniques programme. This will give you the chance to meet the team, discover more about the courses on offer, and have your questions answered.

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Upcoming courses

Online - flexible • Professional development
  • Wed 15 Feb 2023 – 22 Mar 2023
  • 5 meetings
Online - flexible • Professional development
  • Wed 15 Feb 2023 – 26 Apr 2023
  • 10 meetings
Online - flexible • Professional development
  • Wed 22 Mar 2023 – 26 Apr 2023
  • 5 meetings
Online - flexible • Professional development
  • Wed 26 Apr 2023 – 31 May 2023
  • 5 meetings
Online - flexible • Professional development
  • Wed 03 Nov 2021 – 08 Dec 2021
  • 5 meetings