In 2020 we will be offering two courses and a research internship programme. Please click on the links below to see more details.

Diploma in Dog Psychology and Research Dog Handling Certificate

This course includes separate qualifications, a Diploma in Dog Psychology and a Certificate in Research Dog Handling. The Diploma allows you to work as an animal behaviourist while the Certificate shows your abilities to work as a handler and dog trainer. The Diploma course includes 10 modules whilst the Certificate includes three training modules. Both courses include practical and theoretical modules.

Diploma in African Conservation Management

A six week course covering academic conservation themes, practical research skills and taxonomy including five modules.

Research Internship Programme

Our research internship programme allows students to come for up to 12 weeks to gather field data on one of our research topics. The internships have both research and training commitments – all interns must train students in their data collection methods and supervise data collection sessions of up to eight hours a week. If you are interested in working on one of these themes you will need to apply with a CV and cover letter stating your own research interests and how they align with the goals of Purposefully Lost. Although our internship positions are competitive we do not have minimum requirements and consider applications on a case by case basis.