Can Postgraduate Training boost your Conservation Career?
“Do I need a masters degree?” is one of the top questions we receive at Conservation Careers. If you’re considering a masters, Postgraduate Certificate or similar, or wondering where to find best training to further your conservation career, don’t miss our next webinar!
On Wednesday 6th November we’ll host a free live event online, ‘Postgraduate Training for Conservation Careers’, where we’ll speak to leading Course Directors from Cambridge and Oxford Universities to answer your questions. The event will take place from 7:30pm – 8:30pm UK time and you can join from anywhere.
Meet the Panel
We’re excited to welcome three leading Course Directors as guests to share their insights into postgraduate training in conservation:
- Dr Chris Sandbrook, Course Director of the Masters in Conservation Leadership, University of Cambridge.
- Dr Chloë Montes Strevens Course Director of the Masters in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford.
- Dr Ada Grabowska-Zhang, Course Director for the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Ecological Survey Techniques, University of Oxford.
Dr Nick Askew, Director of Conservation Careers will chair the panel and help ensure that the most important questions for conservationists are answered.
Questions We’ll Answer
During the live event we’ll focus on some of the most common questions we receive about postgraduate training, including:
- What are the different postgraduate training opportunities in conservation?
- What are the benefits of doing postgraduate training?
- What types of people should consider doing a Masters/Postgraduate Certificate?
- What are the typical career paths/prospects following such a course?
At the end of the event there will be time at the end to ask your questions and get answers from the panel. Make sure you come with your questions to ask!
Meet the Masters and Postgraduate Certificate
Our panelists are leading Course Directors for the following masters and Postgraduate Certificate courses (programs):
MPhil in Conservation Leadership, University of Cambridge
This full-time, 11-month masters is aimed at graduates of leadership potential who have at least three to five years of relevant experience. What makes this course stand out are its focus on leadership and management, and its delivery by a partnership between several conservation organisations and university departments in Cambridge.
The MPhil in Conservation Leadership is delivered through a collaboration between the University of Cambridge’s Department of Geography (where the course is based), and the Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI). Students have access to world leading conservation practitioners and researchers from CCI organisations, with a dedicated teaching room in the new David Attenborough Building.
MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management, University of Oxford
This masters aims to provide a “critical and conceptually sophisticated understanding of biodiversity science and the socio-economic, political, cultural and institutional environments within which management and policy decisions are made”.
The MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management is designed based on the recognition that biodiversity conservation must be more contextual and multi-level, across science and policy. Its strengths include conservation biogeography, governance and planning, as well as global change and research design. It also covers market-based conservation including working with enterprise and new technologies.
Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques, University of Oxford
This flexible, part-time postgraduate Certificate is made of of a series of online modules that together build towards the Certificate, or can be taken separately as professional training or for academic credit.
Its benefits of the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques include the ability to study while working and be tutored online in small groups. It covers field techniques for studying vegetation, mammals and reptiles, invertebrates, birds, and fish and amphibians There is also a 5-week intensive course Data Analysis: Statistics for Ecologists and Field Biologists (which can also be taken as a less intense 10-week course).
Curious to learn more about these training opportunities, or postgraduate training in general? Don’t miss our webinar on Wednesday 6th November! Spaces are limited to 100 so be sure to reserve your place. See you there!