Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Animal Behaviour (Applications for Conservation)

The flexible delivery of this course through a mix of face-to-face and distance learning permits comprehensive instruction in laboratory and field skills, and flexibility in the acquisition of other academic skills via our virtual learning environment (VLE); this course is designed for maximum flexibility; this course has a focus on new cutting-edge methods used within the study of animal behaviour (innovative approaches to the study of animals in the interest of their conservation); the course is suitable for a range of candidates, including working professionals interested in updating technical skills; there has been a revolution in the kind of things students can learn about free-ranging animals using DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) technologies, or state-of-the-art radio-tracking equipment; with a better understanding students emerge important insights that help understand patterns of vulnerability, and help in the formulation of novel approaches to conservation; this course enables students to specialise in particular methods and focus on particular animal species, including marine species.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess or expect to possess a 1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree, based in a science-related degree; applicants with a lower 2nd Class Honours degree but with relevant experience are also considered; other applicants without standard qualifications but with extensive relevant practical experience may also be considered; prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course tutor. If English is not the 1st language students are expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (academic level) or equivalent English language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Course modules

Core modules: Technology and techniques in the study of animal behaviour; behavioural ecology and conservation; research methods; research project. Optional modules include: Practical applications of DNA-based technologies; study tour (understanding biodiversity and sustainability); GIS tools for biodiversity mapping and conservation; introduction to sustainability and systems; communication skills for conservation; governance and behavioural change; better business; changing distribution and invasive species; system pressures.

Assessment methods

A combination of assignments, case studies, group work and presentations, as well as a major project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 11,200 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time January 2017 GBP 6,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time January 2017 GBP 3,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

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