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Conservation and Sustainability Education PGCert

Conservation and Sustainability Education PGCert

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Online | University of Chester | 1 year | SEP

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1 year

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Sustainability Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This postgraduate course in Conservation and Sustainability Education will be delivered online by Chester Zoo and the University of Chester.

Course overview

In response to the wider conservation and sustainability agenda, including the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) education and the launch of the Department of Education sustainability and climate change strategy, Chester Zoo and the University of Chester have developed a collaborative Postgraduate Certificate in Conservation and Sustainability Education.

This course will support professionals and those seeking a career in conservation and sustainability education to deliver initiatives and programmes that meet long-term goals and improve their organisation’s impact in tackling global conservation and sustainability priorities.

Why study this course with us?

Our partnership is born out of a long-standing collaborative relationship between two leading education centres that have prioritised the need for increased access to quality education that supports conservation and sustainability education both in schools and across the environmental sector.

This online/distance learning course makes use of the latest technologies to deliver an innovative and interactive learning experience that will allow you to connect with educators from across the globe whilst learning from the leading experts to develop your understanding of how to develop, implement and evaluate programmes.


An introduction to programme design within the fields of conservation and sustainability education with an exploration of approaches to design and planning for different demographics. An exploration of conservation and sustainability education overarching goals and outcomes in relation to global conservation threats with contextualisation of conservation threats for education delivery.

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 honours degree in any subject, and be engaged in, or aspire to work in, teaching and learning or public engagement with conservation and/or sustainability. Applicants with other degree classes and significant experience may be considered through interview and if they can demonstrate, on application, their ability to work at Level 7.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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