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Primate Conservation, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #376 (QS) ,
The MSc in Primate Conservation of Oxford Brookes University provides students with direct training to work in conservation as a practitioner, advocate or academic.

About

Why choose this course:

The MSc in Primate Conservation of Oxford Brookes University is a pioneering programme 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 Donati

Excellent 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 History

Links with conservation organisations and NGOs, both  internationally and closer to home, including Fauna and Flora International, TRAFFIC and Conservation International

Field trips for MSc students to Apenheul Primate Park in the Netherlands (optional) as well as to sanctuaries and zoos in the UK. A dynamic community of research scholars undertaking internationally recognised and world leading research.

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

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
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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

    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.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

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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