Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

This course is for people seeking professional careers working with domestic (pet) and captive animals (farm and zoo). There is a clinical animal behaviour route and an animal welfare route for study. This specialist course is designed to prepare students for a professional career in the management of animal behaviour in domestic or captive settings, including clinical animal behaviour counselling and captive animal welfare assessment.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or related discipline. We will also consider an application if students have a good MBBS degree. Practical laboratory experience is beneficial, but not essential. Applicants whose 1st language is not English will need IELTS 6.5 (with 6.5 for each sub-section), or equivalent.

Course modules

Compulsory modules include: Information skills; an introduction to the nature of explanation and enquiry; qualitative methodology in the arts, humanities and social sciences; introduction to quantitative methods; dissertation. Optional modules include: Research methods in applied linguistics; computer assisted language learning; English language teaching methods; language learning; thinking skills in English language teaching; language awareness; TESOL for young learners; the social psychology of communication; sociolinguistics; international business talk and interaction; professional communication; language and cross-cultural communication; English in the world; global and cross cultural issues surrounding English as a lingua franca; culture, intercultularity and identity; neurocognition of language development; generative syntax; topics in semantics and pragmatics; the sociolinguistics of language and society. Modules might change at year of entry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Campus Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU North East

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Key information

Contact: 
Director of International Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Medical Sciences
Telephone number: 
0191 208 7433