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Primatology and Conservation, M.Res.

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    Application Deadline
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The MRes in Primatology and Conservation is a research-intensive programme that combines the expertise of anthropologists and biologists. MRes Primatology and Conservation is offered by Oxford Brookes University.


Why choose this course?

The aim of  MRes Primatology and Conservation is offered by Oxford Brookes University is to help you to develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference, by helping to arrest and reverse the devastating destruction of natural habitats and the loss of the species that live in them.

Our research is recognised internationally for excellence. Oxford Brookes University hosts the Nocturnal Primate Research Group as well as the Oxford Wildlife Trade Research Group and ACCEnD (the Anthropological Centre for Conservation, Environment and Development).Since the primate conservation programme was launched, our students have undertaken practical projects in some countries. Their research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of the threats facing non-human primates, and strives for practical ways to overcome those threats, leading towards the sustainable use of wildlife resources. MRes Primatology and Conservation is offered by Oxford Brookes University.


You will be joining a supportive global network of former students working across all areas of conservation. Our graduates work in a range of 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 researcher at institutes of higher education. Some of our students have gone on to run their own conservation-related NGOs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • People-Primate Interactions

  • Conservation Education

  • Advanced Study of People and Other Animals

  • Advanced Study of Primate Adaptation and Evolution

  • International Legislation

  • Humans and Wildlife

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 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

  • 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

    13530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13530 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5200 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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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.


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