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Primate Conservation - Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Primate Conservation - Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates MSc or PGDip or PGCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc Primate Conservation - Lemurs and Nocturnal Primates course is ideal for students with a particular interest in prosimian primates and night monkeys. It is a pioneering programme providing scientific and professional training and accreditation to conservation scientists.

You'll work with international scholars in primatology, biological anthropology and primate conservation. And gain the experience to research lemurs and nocturnal primates, and where relevant, to enact positive change.

Coursework is innovative and varied. It will provide you with direct training to work in conservation or ecology as a practitioner, advocate or academic. If you are working with night monkeys, lemurs, lorises and tarsiers you can gain a focus on this evolutionarily important and highly threatened group of primates, by completing an original piece of research.

You will benefit from our links with organisations and NGOs relating to apes, which include:

Fauna and Flora International
TRAFFIC
Conservation International.

After you graduate

Career prospects

You 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. They work 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.

Typically about ten to twenty percent of our MSc graduates continue their studies by enrolling on a PhD programme in the UK or abroad.

Students can also exit with Pgdip/PgCert awards.

Different course options

Full time | Headington Campus | 12 months | 14-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

14-SEP-20

Modules

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 (per year)

£8,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£15,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You will normally be required to have, or be expecting, a good honours degree in anthropology, biology, ecology, psychology or an acceptable related discipline. If you are not a graduate, or if you have graduated in an unrelated discipline, you will be considered for entry to the course if you can demonstrate in your application, and at an interview, that you are able to work at an advanced level in the discipline. You may also be asked to write a short essay and/or present evidence of original work in support of your application. We will consider appropriate credits obtained elsewhere. Accreditation of prior learning (eg a conversion course or an advanced research training course) will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the course manager. Accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL) will similarly be considered. Transfer between part-time and full-time modes, transfer from the diploma to the MSc, or deferral of study may be possible in certain circumstances.

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