Biological Sciences

Graduate Diploma ECOLOGY (PART TIME)

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GRADUATE DIPLOMA ECOLOGY (PART TIME)

Start Year
2022
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Graduate Diploma
Duration (years)
2

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed on your learning and progress on this course through a range of methods which may include the presentation of your own taxonomy collection, creating social media articles, presentations, writing executive reports for clients, as well as the more formal course tests, exams and assessed practical work. The Diploma has a strong emphasis on coursework and practical reporting, preparing you for the workplace after you graduate. 

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Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed on your learning and progress on this course through a range of methods which may include the presentation of your own taxonomy collection, creating social media articles, presentations, writing executive reports for clients, as well as the more formal course tests, exams and assessed practical work. The Diploma has a strong emphasis on coursework and practical reporting, preparing you for the workplace after you graduate. 

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In the first year of the part-time course, students must complete either 20 or 40 credits from either ENV-6006A, ENV-5014A or BIO-5014B (you must complete a minimum total of 40 credits of compulsory modules for your Diploma overall)

Assessment for Year 1

You will be assessed on your learning and progress on this course through a range of methods which may include the presentation of your own taxonomy collection, creating social media articles, presentations, writing executive reports for clients, as well as the more formal course tests, exams and assessed practical work. The Diploma has a strong emphasis on coursework and practical reporting, preparing you for the workplace after you graduate. 

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Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

In the second part of the part time course, students must take either 0 credits or 20 credits selected from the Compulsory modules ENV-6006A, ENV-5014A or BIO-5014B, depending on whether they took 20 or 40 credits of compulsory modules in their first year of the course (students must complete at least 40 credits in total of compulsory modules for their Diploma).

Assessment for Year 2

You will be assessed on your learning and progress on this course through a range of methods which may include the presentation of your own taxonomy collection, creating social media articles, presentations, writing executive reports for clients, as well as the more formal course tests, exams and assessed practical work. The Diploma has a strong emphasis on coursework and practical reporting, preparing you for the workplace after you graduate. 

Admissions Live Chat   
Register interest   
Open Days   

Important Information

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, the University will endeavour to consult with students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will inform students.

Entry Requirements

Degree classification

Bachelors degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent)

Degree subject

Any degree discipline will be considered. Evidence of any additional ecology and conservation experience will be looked upon favourably

Students for whom english is a foreign language

We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in two components only, with 6.0 in the other two)

  • PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in only two components with 64 in the others)

Test dates should be within two years of the course start date.

Other tests, including Cambridge English exams and the Trinity Integrated Skills in English are also accepted by the university. The full list of accepted tests can be found here: Accepted English Language Tests

INTO UEA also run pre-sessional courses which can be taken prior to the start of your course. For further information and to see if you qualify please contact intopre-sessional@uea.ac.uk.

 

Course Reference Number: 4478322

Fees and Funding

Tuition fees for the Academic Year 2022/23 are: 

  • UK Students: To be announced (full time) 

  • International Students: To be announced (full time) 

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking (only available for Home students). 

We estimate living expenses at £1,023 per month. 

Further Information on tuition fees can be found here

 

Scholarships and Bursaries 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates. 

Course related costs

You will normally be expected to pay 50% towards the cost of any optional field trips selected from the range of residential field course modules within the schools of biological science or environmental sciences. All Ecologists are expected to have suitable field clothes including walking boots and waterproofs. 

Please note that this course runs an optional two-week Field Ecology module, which takes place in September before the start of the Autumn Semester. If you're an international student wishing to take this module, you'll be required to arrive at the university before the field course commences in order to complete your visa and registration checks. This module is expected to run in 2022, depending on pandemic restrictions at the time. 

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of course-related costs. 

Course Reference Number: 4478322

How to Apply

Applications for Postgraduate Taught programmes at the University of East Anglia should be made directly to the University.

To apply please use our online application form.

FURTHER INFORMATION

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances prior to applying please do contact us:

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

International candidates are also encouraged to access the International Students section of our website.

Course Reference Number: 4478322
Key details
Attendance
Part Time
Award
Graduate Diploma
Duration (years)
2
This is a two-year part-time (see also one-year full-time course) conversion course designed to equip you with the essential concepts, skills and experience needed for entry into the ecology and conservation sector. Students on the Diploma benefit from UEA’s outstanding international reputation for research and training in ecology, conservation and environmental sciences at the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (CEEC). You can tailor the course to suit your own interests and aspirations through modules developing core ecological and evolutionary principles and theories, to applied conservation ecology and its interface with human societal demands and impacts on biodiversity. A strong emphasis is placed on practical and field-skills via our field-training opportunities (and we plan to maintain this component as far as possible, dependent on pandemic restrictions). 
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