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The award
PG Cert

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 1542 per module

How you will study
part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 2834 per module

All study options

About Biological Recording at Faculty of Science and Engineering, Manchester Metropolitan University

Biological recording is vital for biodiversity conservation. In this period of rapid climate change, the ability to collect, manage and interpret information about our natural world has never been more important. This highly practical course will give you all the skills you need to make a valuable and rewarding contribution in this specialist area.

Developed in association with the Field Studies Council (FSC) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, this course is largely field-based, as you'd expect with a focus on biological recording and identification skills. You'll study part-time over a minimum of one (but usually two) years, taking your core theory units at the FSC headquarters in Preston Montford, near Shrewsbury. You'll add to these with three field-based option units, delivered as weekend courses at FSC centres around the UK.

It's a highly vocational course that offers an ideal way to sharpen up the field skills you'll need to take your career in the direction you want. With advanced knowledge of the 'why', 'where' and 'how' of collecting and maintaining biological records of the areas that interest you most, you'll leave us equipped with the expertise to pursue a rewarding future in a specialist field.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardPG CertHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 1542 per moduleInternational course feesGBP 2834 per module

Entry requirements

You'll need a good UK honours degree - at least a 2:2 - or the international equivalent, in a relevant subject. We might also consider your application if you have several years' professional or voluntary experience in a related field.

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