You will gain a deep understanding of the latest literature and research in this exciting field. You will also develop critical thinking skills so that you can complete a hypotheses-driven study based on your knowledge of primate behaviour and conservation literature and methods.
The programme focuses on developing your understanding of primate behaviour, so that you can support conservation efforts, both in-situ and ex-situ.
You will have the opportunity to study cutting-edge developments in the use of drones for primate conservation research. You will secure the skills to:
•maintain and operate drones •obtain and analyse data •interpret results to identify primate distribution and density, threats to their habitat, and inform conservation priorities
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. Staff have excellent links with partners in industry and field sites in Asia, Africa and Central America. Such connections will give you the opportunity to complete an overseas fieldtrip during your course.
The degree emphasises practice-based learning through lectures, seminars, workshops, student-lead discussion groups and fieldwork.
While the programme is offered full-time, self-guided study is a key requirement at MSc level, so there is a degree of flexibility. You will be able to discuss your individual requirements with your personal tutor.
The modules listed below are core modules. There may be some changes before you start your course •Primate Behaviour and Conservation •Basics of UAV Technology and its Applications •Research Methods •Research Project
Am I eligible?Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.
Value of Scholarship(s)
These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for undergraduate courses, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.If you are an alumnus of LJMU you are entitled to a 20% fee reduction on our postgraduate programmes.
LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.
•Minimum classification required: 2.2•Subject area(s): Biology, Conservation, Animal Behaviour, Zoology, Ecology• A satisfactory reference If you have non-standard qualifications:•Experience is accepted on a case by case basisIf you do not have an honours degree in a relevant subject area your application may still be considered•Professional experience, publications, written reports, CPD activities and other suitable evidence of accomplishment will be taken into account. •You will also be interviewed by the Programme Leader•A satisfactory reference from a suitable person, such as your employer or line manager
Recipient: Liverpool John Moores University
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