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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of St Andrews

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This MSc programme provides an intellectual and practical overview of modern animal behaviour research taught by leaders in their fields. It prepares students for conducting research into animal behaviour, covering key topics such as cognition, behavioural ecology and movement ecology, as well as the latest techniques used to study these.

Course information

The MSc in Animal Behaviour is a one-year taught programme run by the School of Biology. This programme has a distinct focus on the theoretical, experimental design-based, analytical and technical approaches underpinning modern animal behaviour research.

Highlights

  • The programme is taught within the School of Biology’s Centre for Biological Diversity, an internationally recognised centre of excellence for animal behaviour research, including animal cognition, cultural evolution, biologging and the study of complex systems.
  • A core curriculum focused on training in valuable transferable skills is supplemented with a range of specialised options allowing students to explore topics of particular interest at an advanced level.
  • You might have the exciting opportunity to conduct fieldwork locally as part of a core module and further afield as part of optional field courses (extra cost applicable) in Antarctica (polar ecology) or Indonesia (scientific diving).
  • You will undertake a detailed independent research project within one of the School of Biology’s research groups.
  • Student-led seminars and workshops are designed to support learning, enhance confidence and promote employability.

Careers

This programme will provide a strong foundation for students wishing to further their studies (for example, MPhil or PhD) or those choosing to pursue careers in animal behaviour.

The Careers Centre offers one-to-one advice to all students on a taught postgraduate course and, together with the Centre for Educational Enhancement and Development (CEED), offers a programme of events to assist students in building their employability skills.

Application deadline

30 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 24,240per year

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

University information

University of St Andrews

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    University of St Andrews, College Gate, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 118

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    207 100%

    1st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    14th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    27th

    23

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