Posted: 2 years ago

We know that understanding people’s relationships with the environment is critical to achieving positive conservation outcomes.  Yet exploring these relationships requires specialist approaches and methods.  That’s where social science comes in, as it provides insight into how people influence and are influenced by their environment, why people value nature and what can be done to engage audiences in your cause. 

Focused on what you need to know

Many people in the conservation and environment sectors have trained and specialised in natural sciences.  Social science, its disciplines, methods and terminologies are often unfamiliar and overwhelming.  If you work or study in these sectors and want a better understanding of the human dimensions of the ecosystems you work in, we will provide you with the foundation knowledge of social science and the confidence to use it.

We recognise that integrating new approaches into your work after the course can be a daunting task.  By the end of the course, you’ll have a personalised plan for applying social science to work for you.

The course includes 12 months of access to the recorded lessons in addition to live events hosted over Zoom.

The content includes:

Module 1 – Understanding conservation social sciences

An overview of the disciplines of social sciences, motivations and myth busting conservation social science.

Module 2 – Demystifying social sciences methods

An introduction to questionnaires, interviews and focus groups, exploring the importance of qualitative and quantitative data, and human ethics principles for conservation social sciences.

Module 3 – How to add more social sciences to your work

The barriers and opportunities for integrating social sciences in conservation and identifying conservation social sciences priorities in your work.


Standard Price £250.00

Reduced Rate for Charity/NGO/Student £225.00

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