Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primate Behaviour and Conservation

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 *The air fare, site accommodation and site costs are paid by LJMU You will need to fund other potential costs including field clothing, visas and immunisations (if required). 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.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: 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 Additional Information IELTS 6.5 (Minimum of 5.5 in each component) Pearson 58-65 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is accepted on this programme International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part-time If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules and a dissertation. You will learn how to convert an idea for a research study into a practical plan, including how to: identify suitable species and field sites think through the logistical issues of conducting research in challenging environments make a budget and identify funding sources write a grant proposal (from funding experts) develop a research protocol and conduct research in challenging environments Your lectures and seminars will be delivered by world experts in the field of primate behaviour and conservation. The quality of research and teaching during the course mean that you will graduate with cutting edge knowledge and access to a host of international professional networks. Core modules Primate Behaviour and Conservation (30 credits) Research Methods (20 credits) Survey, Mapping and Field Skills (30 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Contemporary Methods in Primatology (20 credits) Field Methods in Primate Behavioural Ecology (20 credits)

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 8,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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