Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Primate Behaviour and Conservation

This 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 how to convert an idea for a research study into a practical plan, including how to: Identify field sites and funding sources; write a grant proposal (from funding experts); make a budget; think through the logistical issues of conducting 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.

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 2017 - 12 months

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