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Primate Conservation - Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates PGDip

Primate Conservation - Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type


Course Summary

The award winning PGDip Primate Conservation, following the Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates pathway, allows students with a particular interest in prosimian primates and night monkeys to focus on their chosen topic within conservation, ecology, cognition, etc. For decades, Oxford Brookes University has been a world leader in the study of lemurs and nocturnal primates, and this pathway allows students to take advantage of this expertise. The innovative and varied coursework provides students with direct training to work in conservation or ecology as a practitioner, advocate or academic. The PGDip allows individuals working with night monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers to gain a focus on this evolutionarily important and highly threatened group of primates without the need to complete an entire MSc. 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 module reviews the variety of primate species, together with their distribution, ecology and conservation status. It emphasises the differences between primate species and factors that make them more or less vulnerable to extinction. Methods of rainforest biodiversity assessment are explored. Successful conservation projects are highlighted and future options discussed.

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