Research course

Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally hold a good second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in biological sciences or anthropology (if biological anthropology is a part of the degree). Students with degrees in related subjects such as environmental sciences or psychology will also be considered. Applicants without the above first degree qualification will require evidence of practice in primatology and/or may be required to submit a portfolio which demonstrates their academic potential and knowledge of fundamental biological principles. Suitable applicants may be interviewed.

Months of entry


Course content

Embark on an incredible journey with a course that focuses on studying the biology, behaviour and conservation of primates. You will gain the skills required to carry out theoretical and field research in primatology, to advance your career or further study.

Primatology is a discipline that has its roots in anatomy, biology, anthropology and psychology. This course covers a comprehensive range of topics within primatology and combines theoretical investigation with fieldwork and laboratory sessions. It also offers intensive training in research methods and statistics.

Information for international students

Graduates for whom English is not the first language must satisfy the University requirement for IELTS currently at 6.5, with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
020 8392 3232