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MSc Primate Behaviour and Conservation

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

About this course

Learn about primate behaviour, welfare and conservation on this LJMU MSc taught by world-leading experts in excellent facilities in the UK and research sites overseas.

  • Learn from world experts in the field of primate behaviour, welfare and conservation
  • Undertake an overseas field trip to Tanzania included in the fees. This is a fantastic opportunity to observe primates in the wild. You will practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation, non-invasive sampling of health and welfare indicators and conservation monitoring*
  • Benefit from state-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities (including genetics, drone technology, behavioural endocrinology and GIS facilities)
  • Design and complete a primate field study abroad using the latest software packages, such as ArcGIS, R, Distance

This exciting 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.

Practical and field activities underpin all programmes in the school. PPE and access to specialist facilities are provided for all necessary practical work. There are no additional costs for any day field trips. This programme includes a core residential field trip, for which the travel, accommodation and site costs are included in the course fees. You will be required to meet other potential costs, such as field clothing, visas and immunisations if required. Locations may be subject to change and also subject to national and international travel restrictions.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this course include: written, oral and practical assignments including project reports and seminar presentations.

Your dissertation will demonstrate your aptitude for progressing your career in this discipline.

Tuition fees

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    7th out of 19

    61st out of 118 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 155
    145 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    9th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    135 65%

    39th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    50.0 50%

    77th

    29
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    38th

    8

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