Masters | Postgraduate Course - Animal Behaviour MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £9,800 full-time; £4,900 part-time International: £20,600 full-time
Start Month(s)
September
Contact Name
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Animal Behaviour MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Our MSc Animal Behaviour is unusual in that it is offered within a Psychology department. This benefits you by providing a strong background in a broad cross-section of research methods used by researchers studying human and animal behaviour, a strong training in statistical methods and a multidisciplinary study environment. You will learn how to formulate and test relevant research questions and critically evaluate the research carried out by others in the field.

Module details

180 credits of compulsory modules

 
Compulsory modules

  • PSYM201 Advanced Statistics 30
  • PSYM205 Advances and Methods in Animal Behaviour 30
  • PSYM208 Animal Behaviour Research Skills 15
  • PSYM210 Research Apprenticeship 90
  • PSYM213 Current Research Issues in Animal Behaviour 15

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Ecology or a related discipline. If you apply with a different background, e.g. natural and social sciences, or humanities, you should provide evidence for a strong interest in Animal Behaviour, preferably study and/or work experience, and preferably experience with statistical methods.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

The programme will give you an insight into the varied means of performing animal behaviour research on a number of species in a wide array of locations and settings.

On successful completion of the MSc, you will have the necessary scientific skills to enable progression into research posts or pursue additional postgraduate degrees; communication skills required for roles in the education, media, animal administration, and natural environment sector; and practical skills needed for working as research or animal technicians or animal keepers.