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    19 (Psychology)
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    / 4.00
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    Master of Science

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Course Summary

The MSc in Animal Behavior addresses the interaction between environment, experience and physiology in the development and dynamics of behaviour. There is an applied element in terms of how the principles of animal behaviour can be applied to practical problems such as animal welfare and conservation. Students can gain experience of laboratory studies (of invertebrates) and fieldwork. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of elective units is available, including Zoo Conservation Biology, which takes place at Chester Zoo. There is also a residential field course in Poland or Tanzania. The MSc is completed by a research-based project, which can be carried out overseas, or in the UK. There are also opportunities to work within Manchester Met research projects in Tanzania, Kenya, the Philippines, Mauritius and Madeira.

Students find career routes in the field of animal management, pest control and agriculture, teaching and environmental education with organizations such as environmental consultancies, government research and advisory bodies, zoos and NGOs. A number of students are already in relevant jobs and are taking one of our biology/conservation Masters degrees as part of in-service training. Many students go on to study at PhD level. A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits.

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£15,500 per year

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About this University

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with a community of over 38,000 students. It balances a rich and proud heritage with a modern and ambitious approach, striving to disseminate knowledge and make higher education accessible to those with passion and potential.


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