Department of Social Sciences

  • Primatology and Conservation (MRes)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Primatology and Conservation (MRes) students in Induction Week (17-21 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.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Pre-Enrolment Document Check 12:30 to 13:00 G501, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Meeting with Course Tutors 13:00 to 14:00 G501, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment 14:00 to 15:00 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Welcome Drinks Reception 15:00 onwards G216b, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 18 September

    Bodleian Library Induction 15:15 to 17:00 Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
    Various Workshops See Workshops page for details.

    Wednesday 19 September

    Primatology and Conservation (MRes) - 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
    Training Session - PIP and Moodle (Optional) 14:00 to 15:30 T309, Tonge Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Punting 17:30 onwards Leaving from Gibbs Foyer, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Various Workshops See Workshops page for details.

    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair 11:00 to 14:00
    John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Library Training Session 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 Katie Hambrook
    Programme Administrator Miss Adrienn Nagy +44 (0)1865 484901

    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., Bynum N. & Blair M. (2013). 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

    P20101 Primate Diversity and Conservation 12:00 to 16:00

    Tuesday

    P20120 Advanced Study of People and Other Animals 09:00 to 12:00
    P20121 Advanced Study of Primate Adaptation and Evolution 17:00 to 20:00

    Wednesday

    P20102 People-Primate Interactions 09:00 to 12:00
    P10203 International Legislation, Humans and Wildlife 09:00 to 12:00
    P20106 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 Primatology and Conservation (MRes). You will be notified of who your Academic Advisor is when you enrol.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Dr Susan Cheyne G223 48 4938
    Dr Guiseppe Donati G503a 48 3780
    Professor Catherine Hill G218 48 3757
    Professor Anna Nekaris G124 48 3767
    Professor Vincent Nijman G407 48 3760

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.
    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.