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Animal Behaviour MSci (Hons)

University of Exeter

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UCAS CODE: D393

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

The four-year MSci Animal Behaviour programme mirrors the BSc Animal Behaviour programme during the first three years, but also includes an additional fourth year during which you will undertake two projects. Each of these will focus on a specialised area aligned with one of our leading research groups, and it is expected that one will be carried out in partnership with an external organisation. The remainder of your time will be spent on a two-week intensive field course in which your scientific field research, debating, and presentation skills will be further developed.The programme encompasses all aspects of behaviour in wild, domestic, and captive animals. It is delivered by internationally recognised, research-active staff in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting-edge of research on animal behaviour and run field research projects around the world in exciting locations such as Uganda to Australia. Animal behaviourists aim to understand natural behaviours; how they vary among individuals, species and species groups; how current and past environments and ecology influence behaviour; and the underlying gene-environment interactions that result in various behaviours. The programme highlights the value of studying animals in their natural habitats, utilising the expertise of staff members who run long-term studies of iconic species in the wild. This approach is underpinned by field courses in the second and third years.Throughout the programme, an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged and you will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques used to study animal behaviour. We will provide you with the skills, concepts and experience to understand all aspects of animal behaviour. The programme covers the evolution and adaptive function of behaviour in the wild, its physiological and neuronal control, and how animals develop socially and cognitively through experience.Why study Animal Behaviour at the University of Exeter?•Led by some of the UK’s foremost biologists working in evolution, conservation, and ecology•Variety of field work opportunities in the UK and overseas•Close links with a wide range of conservation organisations•State-of-the-art facilities•Graduate with outstanding employment prospects

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

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A level : AAA

Excluding General Studies.Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.

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University information

University of Exeter

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Exeter, Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QJ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    8th out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    169 78%

    14th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    83 83%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    72nd

    14

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