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Primate Conservation - Human-Primate Interface MSc

Primate Conservation - Human-Primate Interface MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type


Course Summary

The award winning MSc Primate Conservation, following the Human Primate Interface pathway, allows students with a particular interest in the challenges that occur when primates and humans come face-to-face to focus on their chosen topic within conservation, ecology, etc. Oxford Brookes University is a recognised leader in the study of the human primate interface, 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 MSc allows individuals working on topics such as illegal trade, bushmeat, crop raiding, or ethnoprimatology to produce and original piece of research. 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. On completion students will be joining a supportive global network of former students working across all areas of conservation in organisations from the BBC Natural History Unit through to the International Union for Conservation of Nature and in roles from keeper and education officer in zoos across the UK and North America to paid researchers at institutes of higher education. Many of our students have even gone on to run their own conservation-related NGOs.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date



On a global scale many species and communities are threatened by exploitation or conflicts with the human population via development and conflicting space and resource requirements. A thorough understanding of the causes and consequences of these human activities and an analysis of ways of resolving these at an international scale is essential for maintaining biodiversity. The module analyses the importance and roles of legislation, trade and conflict resolution in resolving the biodiversity crisis.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants normally be required to have, or be expecting, a good honours degree in anthropology, biology, ecology, psychology or an acceptable related discipline.If they are not a graduate, or a graduated in an unrelated discipline, will be considered for entry to the course.

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