University of Exeter
This course provides a broad cross-section of research methods used by animal behaviourists and behavioural ecologists. Students gain insight into the varied means of performing animal behaviour research in a wide range of locations: zoo, laboratory and in the wild. Includes an in-depth research apprenticeship working alongside experienced researchers or practitioners.
Normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Ecology or a related discipline. If students apply with a different background, eg natural and social sciences, or humanities, they should provide evidence for a strong interest in Animal Behaviour, preferably study and/or work experience, and preferably experience with statistical methods. English language requirements: for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any section; or TOEFL IBT: overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing; 21 for listening; 22 for reading; and 23 for speaking; or Pearson Test of English: 58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills; Cambridge English: Advanced and Proficiency: overall score 176 with no less than 169 in any section; applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme.
Core modules: advanced statistics; behavioural science research skills; advances and methods in animal behaviour; research apprenticeship; current research issues in animal behaviour.
Advanced statistics is assessed by written examination; the other taught modules are assessed by coursework, presentations and quizzes. The research placement requires a research project to be written up either as a dissertation or as a research paper.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,500 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 18,600 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Full-time||£ 7,500 per Academic year (EU fees)||12 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,650 per Academic year (home fees)||24 months|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 3,650 per Academic year (EU fees)||24 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Streatham Campus||Exeter||EX4 4QJ||South West|