Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primate Behaviour and Conservation

Liverpool John Moores University offers the opportunity to study the UK's only Masters degree focusing on cutting edge developments in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV/drone technology) for primate behaviour and conservation research. You will be taught by world-leading experts and have access to excellent facilities in the UK and research sites overseas. - Complete this masters degree in one year (full time) - Delivered by world experts in the field of primate behaviour, welfare and conservation - Overseas field trip to Tanzania included in the fees - this is a fantastic opportunity to observe chimpanzees in the wild. You will practice and develop advanced skills in behavioural observation, non-invasive sampling of health and welfare indicators and conservation monitoring+ - State-of-the-art teaching and laboratory facilities (including genetics, drone technology and GIS facilities) - Opportunity to 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 Liverpool John Moores University. You will be required to meet other potential costs, such as field clothing, visas and immunisations if required.

Entry requirements

If you have an undergraduate degree: Minimum classification required: 2.2; subject area(s): Biology, conservation, animal behaviour, zoology, ecology; plus you must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person, such as your employer or line manager. If you have non-standard qualifications: Experience is accepted on a case by case basis; if you do not have an Honours degree in a relevant subject area your application may still be considered; professional experience, publications, written reports, continuing professional development (CPD) activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. You will also be interviewed by the Programme Leader; plus you must provide a satisfactory reference from a suitable person, such as your employer or line manager.

Course modules

Modules include: Primate behaviour and conservation; basics of UAV technology and its applications; research methods; research project.

Assessment methods

Programme assessment includes written reports, verbal presentations and practical tests.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time September 2018 GBP 8,000 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 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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