Manchester Metropolitan University
The programme 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 field work. The programme features a strong numerical and research-orientated approach. A range of option units are available, including Zoo Conservation Biology which takes place at Chester Zoo. There is also a residential field course in Poland or Tanzania. The programme 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.
At least an upper 2nd-Class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a subject such as ecology, biology, zoology, botany, animal behaviour, psychology or environmental science is normally required. Applicants from different academic backgrounds or without formal qualifications � but with equivalent experience � will also be considered.
Modules include: Behavioural biology; statistics and research design; practical techniques (including field course); project; species conservation; genetics of populations; zoos and conservation; avian biology and conservation.
Mostly coursework, though some modules have a formal examination.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 3,240 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 1,620 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Manchester Campus||Manchester||M15 6BH||North West|
0161 247 6969