Department of Social Sciences

  • Primate Conservation (MSc)

    Here is a list of the main events involving MSc Primate Conservation students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Meeting with Course Tutors 13:00 to 14:00 G501, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection (only for students who still need a card) 14:00 to 15:00 Student Central counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 14:00 to 15:00 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 
    Welcome Drinks Reception 15:00 to 17:00 G216b, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Monkey Ball
    19:30 onwards
    The Mad Hatter, 43 Iffley Road, OX4 1EA Oxford
    Tuesday 17 September
    Various Workshops See Workshops page for details.
    Bodleian Library Induction 15:30 to 17:00 Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
    Punting 17:30 onwards Leaving from Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
    Wednesday 18 September
    MSc Primate Conservation - Introduction by Staff 10:00 to 13:00 G501, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Induction and Course Administration 13:00 to 14:00 G501, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Module Registration Session (Optional) 16:00 to 17:00 G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Various Workshops See Workshops page for details.
    Friday 20 September
    Freshers' Fair 10:00 to 14:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Library Resources for Primate Conservation 14:00 to 15:00 Library Basement Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Dr Abbey Halcli
    Programme Lead Dr Louella Matsunaga
    Course Leader Professor Anna Nekaris
    Laboratory Technician Dr Magdalena Svensson
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Mandy Archer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Jo Akers
    Programme Administrator Miss Adrienn Nagy +44 (0)1865 484901 (until 31st August)
    Miss Lauren Hall +44 (0)1865 483750 (after 1st Sept)

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Book Details
    Campbell, C.J., Fuentes, A., MacKinnon, K.C., Bearder, S.K. and Stumpf, R.M. (2011). Primates in Perspective. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press
    Fleagle, J.G. (2013). Primate Adaptation and Evolution. 3rd edn. London: Academic Press
    (for P20121 Advanced Study of Primate Adaptation and Evolution)
    Frankham, R., Ballou, J.D. and Briscoe, D.A. (2010). Introduction to Conservation Genetics. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    Hill, C.M., Webber, A.D. and Priston, N.E.C. (eds.) (2017). Understanding Conflicts about Wildlife: A Biosocial Approach. Berghahn Books: Oxford
    (for P20102 People-Primate Interactions)
    Hosey, G., Melfi, V. and Pankhurst, S. (2013). Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Jacobson, S.K., McDuff, M.D. and Monroe, M.C. (2015). Conservation Education and Outreach Techniques. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Setchell, J.M. and Curtis, D.J. (eds.) (2011). Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    Sterling, E.J., Bynum, N. and Blair, M.E. (2014). Primate Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Wich, S.A. and Marshall, A.J. (eds.) (2016). An Introduction to Primate Conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Programme Timetable

    For your information, here is the programme timetable for the Semester 1 modules. Room details will be notified through Google Calendar after you've enrolled.

    Module Time
    Monday
    Primate Diversity and Conservation 12:00 to 16:00
    Wednesday
    People-Primate Interactions 09:00 to 12:00
    International Legislation, Humans and Wildlife 09:00 to 12:00
    Conservation Education 13:00 to 16:00
    Please note that depending on your pathway choice your timetable might differ from the one above.

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Primate Conservation (MSc). You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol.

    Name Room Phone
    Dr Susan Cheyne G2.07 48 3970
    Dr Guiseppe Donati G503a 48 3780
    Professor Kate Hill G218 48 3757
    Professor Anna Nekaris G123 48 3767
    Professor Vincent Nijman G407 48 3760