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Primate Conservation PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Environmental Conservation / Policies

Course type


Course Summary

This award winning PGCert 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 PGCert 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 | 4 months | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


4 months

Start date



This moduleprovides an overview of the many ways that humans and wildlife (both primates and other animals) interact and impact on each other in primate habitat countries. This module examines examples of conflict between humans and wildlife in relation to crop raiding, hunting, biomedical research, tourism, and the design and management of national parks and wildlife reserves. The course introduces you to the diverse attitudes of different cultures or different levels of society towards primates, and to the way that these attitudes will influence primate conservation initiatives. As an example, the course looks at cross-cultural contrasts in the way primates are perceived and treated, and the problems of promoting primate conservation if these are ignored.

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 (per year)


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