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Primate Conservation PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type


Course Summary

This award winning PGDip in Primate Conservation remains the only course internationally to address pressing issues in primate conservation throughout each module. The innovative and varied coursework provides students with direct training to work in conservation as a practitioner, advocate or academic. The PGDip allows students looking for additional training in key areas of primate conservation. This is a pioneering programme providing scientific, professional training and accreditation to conservation scientists. This unique postgraduate programme trains new generations of conservation biologists, anthropologists, animal welfare specialists, captive care givers and educators concerned with the serious plight of non-human primates who seek practical solutions to their continuing survival. It provides the skills, knowledge and confidence to enable you to contribute to arresting and reversing the current devastating destruction of our tropical forests and the loss of the species that live in them.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 8 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


8 months

Start date



This moduleleads to an advanced understanding of the genetic and demographic management of both small captive populations and those that have become isolated in the wild. The principles of molecular and population genetics are placed in a practical context, and you will learn about the latest techniques of DNA sequencing and the use of micro-satellites and random sequencing techniques to assess genetic relationships between individuals, populations and species. The course explores the relevance of genetics to primate conservation, including its use in studbooks and the management of metapopulations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

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

University information

Oxford Brookes University has grown to become one of the UK's top modern universities, and is highly regarded both nationally and internationally for its excellence in teaching, research and innovation. Oxford Brookes University brings together high-quality teaching with courses designed for the real world, great employer links and a first-class careers service. The University has four main faculties: Oxford Brookes Business...more