Queen's University Belfast
Animal Behaviour and Welfare
This programme offers students with appropriate scientific backgrounds the opportunity to expand their knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare. Topics include foundations for research in the biosciences.
Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above, preferably in a relevant area of science (including psychology) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Applicants who do not meet the above academic requirements but hold a degree (or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University) and can demonstrate appropriate experience, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. International students must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS score of 6.0 taken within the last 2 years, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
Key skills in animal behaviour and welfare including: Experimental design; data collection and analyses; dealing with primary literature, poster and short lecture presentations and developing ideas about research projects. An in-depth quality literature review is produced to enhance writing skills. Topics in animal behaviour and welfare (triple module) include: Behaviour development; cognition and navigation; communication; companion animal welfare; conservation and behaviour; evolution of behaviour; motivation; physiology of stress; sensory systems and pain perception; stress and welfare in wild animals; welfare of farm animals; zoo animal welfare. Research Project (triple module): This project runs from April to August (inclusive) and allows a substantial piece of research to be produced and written in good publishable style.
Continuous assessment of coursework, examinations and assessment of modules based solely on submitted work related to private, individual study. The MSc with Distinction will be awarded to students who achieve a dissertation and average mark both exceeding 70 per cent.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 5,060 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 17,240 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 5,060 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 17,240 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Queen's University Belfast||Belfast||BT7 1NN||Northern Ireland|
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