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.
Months of entry
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.
Recent examples of topics covered include social behaviour, cognition, endocrinology, ranging and habitat use, social networks, human-wildlife conflict, morphology and brain size evolution.
The University of Roehampton has established networks with leading institutions and field sites including the Zoological Society of London , German Primate Centre, Gashaka Primate Project (Nigeria), Trentham Monkey Forest (UK), and Berenty Reserve (Madagascar).
You will be taught by leading experts in the field who carry out their own world-leading research.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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