Taught course

Primate Conservation

Institution
Oxford Brookes University · Department of Social Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You will normally be required to have, or be expecting, a good honours degree in anthropology, biology, ecology, psychology or an acceptable related discipline.

If you are not a graduate, or if you have graduated in an unrelated discipline, you will be considered for entry to the course if you can demonstrate in your application, and at an interview, that you are able to work at an advanced level in the discipline. You may also be asked to write a short essay and/or present evidence of original work in support of your application.

We will consider appropriate credits obtained elsewhere. Accreditation of prior learning (eg a conversion course or an advanced research training course) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the course manager.

Transfer between part-time and full-time modes, transfer from the diploma to the MSc, or deferral of study may be possible in certain circumstances at the discretion of the examination committee.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our award winning MSc in Primate Conservation remains the only course to internationally address pressing issues in primate conservation.

You will cover issues including:

  • habitat loss
  • illegal trade
  • human wildlife conflict issues.

As well as investigate ways to mitigate these threats through:

  • population management
  • intervention
  • education.

Our teaching staff are world leaders. They are all active in primate conservation in the field in Asia, Africa including Madagascar, and South America. Your coursework will be innovative and varied. It will provide you with direct training to work in conservation as a practitioner, advocate or academic.

Our links with conservation organisations and NGOs, both internationally and closer to home, include:

  • Fauna and Flora International
  • TRAFFIC
  • Conservation International.

Whether you're working in the lab, with local conservation groups (including zoos and NGOs), or in the field, you'll find yourself in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Information for international students

Pathways courses for international and EU students

We offer a range of courses to help you meet the entry requirements for your postgraduate course and also familiarise you with university life in the UK.

Take a Pre-Master's course to develop your subject knowledge, study skills and academic language level in preparation for your master's course.

If you need to improve your English language, we offer pre-sessional English language courses to help you meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s course.

Fees and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    full time
    4 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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Enquiries
Email
query@brookes.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1865 484848