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We are looking for excellent candidates for our residential Postgraduate Diploma to begin in February 2023 at Oxford.
Since 2009 the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford, in association with Panthera, has been teaching a Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, specifically to provide training in applied conservation skills to promising conservationists from less-developed parts of the world, where such training may be difficult to obtain. Importantly, we have been able to sponsor most of our students each year (typical class size is 8 students – with full or partial sponsorship). This course is particularly well suited for applicants involved in terrestrial vertebrate conservation, especially those working with carnivores.
Over the years we have trained over 100 people and helped them advance their careers. Indeed, many have gone on to run conservation projects, work for government and NGOs, or advanced their scientific careers through enrolling in MSc and PhD degrees. Candidates are required to have a minimum of a BSc-equivalent qualification in a biology/natural resources-related field, or in exceptional cases a demonstrated equivalent experience in the field of wildlife conservation practice. An additional requirement is considerable (at least 2-3 years) hands-on field work experience in conservation issues in the developing world.
The Diploma is aimed at early career conservationists, those already enrolled for a doctorate degree would not be considered as a priority candidate. As the course is taught in English, an adequate level of spoken and written English is necessary. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question about the diploma. You can learn more about the curriculum and application process here. The deadline for applications for the 2022 course is Friday, 24th June 2022 at 12 noon, UK time.
Potential applicants should note the following considerations:
The application procedure is highly competitive (many applicants for few spots), and to assess if somebody has a fair chance in the application procedure we strongly encourage potential candidates to share their CV’s with us first, by emailing it to wildcru...@zoo.ox.ac.uk so we can assess their CV and indicate if they would have a fair chance during the application procedure.
The Diploma Team