Ecology

 

The Lifelong Learning Department at Aberystwyth University offers a wide range of courses in the subject area of Ecology. From Animal and Plant Diversity to modules on Fungi and Birds, we are sure you will find an interesting topic to study.

Ecology Video Tasters

Ecology Start Letters

You can study individual modules, or you can work towards a Certificate in Higher Education in Field Ecology and then, if you wish, a Diploma.

Our courses are delivered in 3 different formats:

Self-paced online learning; delivered through Blackboard,our online teaching environment.

Face-to-face learning at various ecology venues across Wales.

Blended learning; a mix of the two, where you study a number of self-paced, online units before attending 1 or 2 days in-person teaching at an ecology venue in Wales.

Whichever way you choose to study with us, we will make sure that you receive plenty of support and guidance so you can make the most of your learning experience. All our modules are university accredited and our tutors have extensive experience of delivering adult education.    

If you have any questions about the programme please email Dr Calista Williams caw52@aber.ac.uk  For administrative queries please email the Lifelong Learning Office learning@aber.ac.uk

Certificate in Higher Education: Ecology

The Certificate in Ecology is a part time, flexible scheme, which allows learners to complete at their own pace.

A certificate in higher education is made up of 120 credits and the majority of our modules are worth 10 credits. The certificate is the same number of credits as the first year of a full-time undergraduate degree scheme and equivalent to the same level of study (Level 4 in the National Qualifications Framework).

The knowledge and skills gained are those essential for any job in the environmental field, providing hands on experience and developing identification skills.

You have five years to complete your studies and within that time you can take the courses at your own pace.  Not all courses are on offer each year, but we will ensure that all the courses are made available over a period of time.

CHE in Ecology - Framework

Diploma in Higher Education: Ecology

A Diploma in Ecology is a part time, flexible scheme, which allows learners to complete at their own pace.

A Diploma follows on from the completion of a Certificate of Higher Education, with a further 120 credits taken to reach the total of 240. The certificate is the same number of credits as the second year of a full-time undergraduate degree scheme and equivalent to the same level of study (Level 5 in the National Qualifications Framework).

The courses offered through the Diploma are designed to extend field and conservation knowledge, understanding and skills. The knowledge and skills gained are those essential for any job in the environmental field, providing hands on experience and developing identification skills.

You have five years to complete your studies and within that time you can take the courses at your own pace. Not all courses are on offer each year, but we will ensure that all the courses are made available over a period of time.

Diploma in Ecology - framework

How to enrol on the Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education

How to enrol on the Certificate or Diploma in Higher Education:

Click this link and follow the instructions.