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Conservation and Primate Behaviour MSc

Conservation and Primate Behaviour MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Wildlife Conservation / Protection Animal Psychology / Behaviour Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course provides a forum for understanding not only the behaviour of NHPs (non-human primates), but also the current issues and hot topics in NHPs conservation and management. This course promotes a multidisciplinary approach and understanding of primate conservation issues. A combination of ecological, spatial, behavioural, and social methodologies and perspectives provides promising avenues to inform and achieve effective conservation management and to help combat these challenges. This pathway highlights the benefits of incorporating an understanding of local human communities’ experiences and a sound knowledge of primate behavioural and landscape ecology to foster successful conservation of non-human primates. It will familiarise you with a diverse set of practical and theoretical tools to pursue successfully a future role in primate conservation. The MSc offers collaborations with NGOs around the world, from the neotropics to Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as zoological institutions across Europe (eg, Howletts and Port Lympne Animal Parks, Kent) and African primate sanctuaries.

This programme aims to: produce postgraduates equipped to play leading roles in the field of international conservation and biodiversity management; develop new areas of teaching in response to the advance of scholarship and practice; provide you with opportunities to gain a interdisciplinary perspective on conservation issues through collaborative exchange between DICE and the wider University; develop your competence in applying theoretical and methodological skills to the implementation of conservation practice and biodiversity management; develop your critical and analytical powers in relation to policy formulation and data analysis and interpretation; provide you with the skills to adapt and respond positively to change; develop critical, analytical problem-based learning skills and the transferable skills necessary for professional development; enhance the development of your interpersonal skills; assist you to develop the skills required for both autonomous practice and team-working. The School has a very good record for postgraduate employment and academic continuation. DICE programmes combine academic theory with practical field experience to develop graduates who are highly employable within government, NGOs and the private sector.

Different course options

Full time | University of Kent | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,940

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£20,180

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good second class honours degree, or better, in a relevant subject; a good honours degree in other subjects together with relevant practical experience. In exceptional circumstances, DICE admits applicants without a first degree if their professional career and experience shows academic achievement of a high enough standard. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.