Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice

  • 1. The Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Board, jointly with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a Standing Committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

  • 2. The diploma shall be entitled the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice.

  • 3. Candidates must follow for a period of eight months a course of instruction in International Wildlife Conservation Practice.

[For students starting before MT 2017:

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) the submission of five written assignments of not more than 2,000 words each, one on each of the modules listed in the Schedule below; and

    • (b) the attendance on two projects approved by the Standing Committee, and the submission of two reports of not more than 7,000 words each, one on each of the projects.

      The assignments under (a) and the reports under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma.

  • 7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

Schedule of Modules

  • (a) Wildlife Ecology and Behaviour

  • (b) Species and Biodiversity Monitoring

  • (c) Population Management

  • (d) Habitat Assessment

  • (e) Human Populations/Actions and Conservation

    Any other module as defined by the Programme Director and approved by the Standing Committee.]

[For students starting from MT 2017:

  • 4. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

    • (a) the submission of four written assignments of not more than 2,000 words each, one on each of the modules listed in the Schedule below; and

    • (b) a project report submitted in two phases each of not more than 7,000 words. The project shall be approved by the Standing Committee.

      The assignments under 4(a) and the reports under 4(b) shall be submitted, via the approved online submission system, to the examiners for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

  • 5. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

  • 6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma.

  • 7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

Schedule of Modules

  • (a) Species and Biodiversity Monitoring

  • (b) Population Management

  • (c) Habitat Assessment

  • (d) Human Populations/Actions and Conservation

    (e) Any other module as defined by the Programme Director and approved by the Standing Committee.]