About the course
This part-time tutored online course in ecological statistics provides a thorough introduction to the key statistical principles and methods used by ecologists and field biologists. The course aims to create a rich workshop experience, encouraging direct student and tutor interaction and discussion.
You will receive highly practical expert training, helping you to
- improve your ability to display ecological data
- use descriptive and inferential statistics to analyse the results from field surveys and experiments
- introducing you to QED statistics and the R statistical programming language
Who the course is for
Professional ecological consultants, environmental managers and rangers, research and postgraduate students, and volunteers that are seeking flexible study combined with expert training. The techniques covered are universal, and we use international case studies and examples.
Flexible online learning
Students typically study on this course alongside their work.
You can take this online course from anywhere in the world with a good internet connection. You can log on at any time of the day and access our specially designed course materials, e-learning resources and tutor-led discussion forums. You will have access to the Bodleian Libraries’ online resources, which include an excellent range of e-books and e-journals, enabling you to conduct your research and reading in your own time.
Note that we also offer a more intense five-week version of this course.
The course can help you to apply for Chartered Status (such as Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Ecologist), and to meet relevant professional competency thresholds. Further information can be found in our Chartered status and essential skills guide.