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Primate Behaviour and Conservation, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Liverpool, United Kingdom
Learn about Primate Behaviour and Conservation on this masters course delivered by Liverpool John Moores University. You will be taught by world-leading experts and have access to excellent facilities in the UK and research sites overseas.

Overview

This Primate Behaviour and Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University MSc course covers contemporary issues in primate behaviour, welfare and conservation and will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills required to succeed as a professional researcher.You will learn about the latest primatology research from active researchers including: primate behaviour and social systems in the wild; primate conservation issues and main threats to wildlife in-situ; ex-situ conservation efforts in sanctuaries and zoos; and job opportunities for primatologists in the UK and abroad.

You will complete a hypotheses-driven research project in the second half of the programme, based on your knowledge of primate behaviour, welfare and conservation developed during the first half of the course.

Career

Employment opportunities after completion of this course include: working for national or international wildlife conservation NGOs, working for national or international environmental consultancy companies, working for environmental government bodies or working in zoos, wildlife parks, sanctuaries or reserves. Alternatively, you may choose to pursue an academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Primate behaviour and conservation
  • Research Methods 
  • Survey, Mapping and Field Skills* 
  • Dissertation 
  • Contemporary Methods in Primatology 
  • Field Methods in Primate Behavioural Ecology 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • a good second class honours degree (usually a 2:1) in a relevant scientific discipline such as biology, conservation, animal behaviour, zoology or ecology
  • an academic reference
  • a satisfactory reference from your employer, line manager etc
or
  • professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment
  • a satisfactory reference from your employer,  line manager etc

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14450 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Liverpool

  • 556 - 1040 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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