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Primate Biology, Behaviour and Conservation - MRes

University of Roehampton Department of Life Sciences

Full time September MRes 1 year full time

About the course

  • The course offers an opportunity to carry out a substantial research project in primatology, and is an ideal qualification for those wishing to pursue a PhD in this field.
  • Many MRes students publish their dissertation research in international scientific journals.
  • We have well established networks with field sites such as Gashaka Primate Project (Nigeria), Berenty Reserve (Madagascar) and Trentham Monkey Forest (UK).
  • We are the most research-intensive modern university in the UK (Research Excellence Framework 2014).


Embark on an incredible journey with a course that focuses on studying the biology, behaviour and conservation of primates. You will gain the skills required to carry out theoretical and field research in primatology, to advance your career or further study.

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Entry Requirements

You should usually hold a second-class honours degree (certain programmes may require a 2:1) from a recognised British or overseas university. Advice on recognition can be obtained from the Admissions Office. Non-graduates with appropriate professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis by Programme Conveners; contact details can be found on the individual programme page. Applicants will be expected to apply and register for the full master's award.

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Student Profile(s)

Jackie Ellis

481.JPG “There aren’t many Primatology programmes available around the world, but there are three in the UK. I applied and was accepted to all of them, but I chose Roehampton because of the personal attention I received from the professors before even enrolling. I figured if they were that hands-on before the course even started, just imagine how helpful they would be during the course!”
- Jackie Ellis, MRes Primatology student from Hamilton, Canada

Lisa Reamer

482.JPG “Each week the course puts on a seminar where professionals in the field come to give a talk on their current research. It’s a great way to make contacts and it’s really exciting to meet influential people in the field, people whose work I’ve been reading for years.”
- Lisa Reamer, MRes Primatology student from Ohio, US

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