Studying with WildCRU
WildCRU has trained to doctoral level over 60 conservation scientists from 30 plus countries, from Brazil to Bhutan, and Ecuador to Iceland. Our alumni include government chief scientists, chief executives of international conservation organizations, professors of conservation biology at leading universities and many other practicing, influential conservationists.
WildCRU takes an active part in the teaching within the University. Members of the WildCRU regularly supervise undergraduate projects. If you are an undergraduate seeking a supervisor it is usually best to start by looking through the member profiles for someone who matches your interests and then send them an e-mail. They may be out of the country, too busy or simply have nothing appropriate at the moment but it is worth trying.
Research Degrees with WildCRU
The research students at the WildCRU are an interdisciplinary group of conservation scientists working on issues around the globe. If you click on the research students’ members pages and then click on their associated projects you can find out what current students are working on.
If you would like to apply then there are a number of ways to do so. Where money is available for a specific research project then any DPhil positions will be advertised under Opportunities. Otherwise we sometimes solicit applications from driven and outstanding candidates with whom we might apply for money. Finally if you already have funding but are seeking an institution you might try e-mailing us with your project details.
Regardless of the funding status you will need to formally apply to the University. You can find details for applying for a doctorate and further information on being a student at Oxford here.
Since 2009 WildCRU is very proud to have enrolled the first candidates for the Recanati-Kaplan Centre Postgraduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice. Based at Tubney this course aims to provide theoretical knowledge and practical skills applicable to biodiversity conservation in developing countries. This diploma was made possible by a generous donation from the Recanati-Kaplan Foundation. To learn more about this diploma and the application process please see our Diploma pages.