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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. MSc Primate Conservation - Apes in the Anthropocene is offered by Oxford Brookes University.

About

Why choose this course?

MSc Primate Conservation - Apes in the Anthropocene offered by Oxford Brookes University is providing scientific, professional training and accreditation to conservation scientists 

Opportunity to work alongside leading academics, including Professor Anna Nekaris, Professor Vincent Nijman, Professor Kate Hill and Dr Giuseppe DonatiExcellent learning resources both at Brookes and through Oxford’s museums and libraries including the Bodleian Library, the Radcliffe Science Library, and the Museum of Natural HistoryLinks with organisations and NGOs relating to apes, both internationally and closer to home, including Jane Goodall Institute, Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, Sumtran Orangutan Society, Kaluweit, Fauna and Flora International, TRAFFIC and Conservation InternationalField trips for MSc students to Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands (optional) as well as to sanctuaries and zoos in the UK

Careers

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 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Primate Conservation and Diversity 
  • People-Primate Interactions 
  • Conservation Education
  • Primate Conservation
  • Genetics and Population Management
  • Captive Management and Rehabilitation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14560 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14560 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7220 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7220 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Home/EU - part time fee: £3,680

Living costs for Oxford

  • 939 - 1530 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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