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MSc Primate Behaviour and Conservation

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Behavioural Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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

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.

Modules

This module provides a comprehensive course in primate behaviour and conservation, focusing on survival and reproductive strategies, social organisation, mechanisms of behaviour, conservation issues, technologies and practices. Particular emphasis is placed on interpretation and discussion of journal articles including review papers and empirical studies.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£16,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Education, Health and Community Engineering and Technology Science Liverpool Business School The...more