Taught course

Primate Behaviour and Conservation

Institution
Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Science
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You will need:
  • a good second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) in a relevant scientific discipline such as biology, conservation, animal behaviour, zoology or ecology
  • an academic reference
  • a satisfactory reference from your employer, line manager etc
or
  • professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment
  • a satisfactory reference from your employer, line manager etc
Additional Information
  • IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component)
  • Pearson 58-65 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes)
  • RPL is accepted on this programme
  • International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate
  • International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time
If you have any specific queries, please contact scspgt@ljmu.ac.uk

Months of entry

September

Course content

Learn about primate behaviour, welfare and conservation on this LJMU MSc taught by world-leading experts in excellent facilities in the UK and research sites overseas.
  • Learn from world experts in the field of primate behaviour, welfare and conservation
  • Undertake an overseas field trip to Tanzania included in the fees. This is a fantastic opportunity to observe primates in the wild. You will practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation, non-invasive sampling of health and welfare indicators and conservation monitoring*
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities (including genetics, drone technology, behavioural endocrinology and GIS facilities)
  • Design and complete a primate field study abroad using the latest software packages, such as ArcGIS, R, Distance
* The air fare, site accommodation and site costs are paid by LJMU You will need to fund other potential costs including field clothing, visas and immunisations (if required).

This exciting MSc course covers contemporary issues in primate behaviour, welfare and conservation and will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills required to succeed as a professional researcher.

You will learn about the latest primatology research from active researchers including: primate behaviour and social systems in the wild; primate conservation issues and main threats to wildlife in-situ; ex-situ conservation efforts in sanctuaries and zoos; and job opportunities for primatologists in the UK and abroad.

You will complete a hypotheses-driven research project in the second half of the programme, based on your knowledge of primate behaviour, welfare and conservation developed during the first half of the course.

Your lectures and seminars will be delivered by world experts in the field of primate behaviour and conservation. The quality of research and teaching during the course mean that you will graduate with cutting edge knowledge and access to a host of international professional networks. The Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology (RCEAP) conducts research at the frontiers of biological anthropology, catalysed by discovery-oriented field research.

Information for international students

Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC.

Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
courses@ljmu.ac.uk
Phone
0151 231 5090