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Primate Conservation Apes in the Anthropocene MSc

Primate Conservation Apes in the Anthropocene MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Environmental Conservation / Policies Wildlife Conservation / Protection

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Primate Conservation, following the Apes in the Anthropocene pathway, allows students with a particular interest in great apes and gibbons to focus on their chosen topic within conservation, ecology, cognition, etc. The MSc allows students to choose modules relating to the challenges and research opportunities revolving around Apes in the Anthropocene, including a tailored module to meet the student’s interests. The innovative and varied coursework provides students with direct training to work in conservation or ecology as a practitioner, advocate or academic. 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. Students will be joining a supportive global network of former students working across all areas of conservation in organizations 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

Duration

12 months

Start date

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)

£7,220

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£14,560

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

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. Applicants who are not graduates, or those who have graduated in an unrelated discipline, are considered for entry to the course if they can demonstrate in their application and in an interview that they are able to work at an advanced level in the 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

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