Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques

About the course

The Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques aims to provide the knowledge, understanding, and skills needed to conduct effective ecological field surveys for a range of key taxa and to analyze field survey data with confidence.

It is made up of a number of modules which you can also take separately and use the academic credit elsewhere, or simply for professional training in field survey techniques.

Who the course is for

The course (taught part-time, normally over one year) is designed for a wide range of professionals needing to up-skill in Environmental management; Environmental assessment; Biodiversity monitoring.

Many of our students are consultants, environmental managers, and educators, research and postgraduate students as well as volunteers, and those looking to make a career change that is seeking flexible study combined with expert training. The techniques covered are universal using international case studies and examples.


Core Face-to-Face Module: Introduction to EST - students come to Oxford (1 week, September)

Core Online Modules

Optional Online Modules (choose two)

Core Field Project: usually takes place from spring to summer for submission in September.