University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

The University of Lincoln�s world-leading Animal Behaviour, Cognitionand Welfare Research Group investigates fundamental and applied issues relating to animal behaviour and cognition and its impact on animals and humans. This programme comprises independent investigation into groundbreaking research topics, supported by an experienced and knowledgeable supervisory team. You benefit from specialist research training and access to excellent facilities, including the University�s renowned Animal Behaviour Clinic. Areas of research include cognitive abilities, sensory perception, behavioural strategies and their implications for quality of life in companion, farm, laboratory, exotic and free-living animals. The University of Lincoln�s Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Group works closely with colleagues in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Psychology, Computer Science and Health in multidisciplinary research projects.

Entry requirements

Students should possess a minimum of a 2.1 in a relevant Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification.

Course modules

Main research areas include animal welfare and the needs of animals; animal perception and social cognition; methodologies for the assessment of emotional states in animals; sensory ecology and sensory detection; behavioural problems in animals; reproductive biology and incubation; evolution of animal signals; sexual selection and the evolution of reproductive strategies.

Assessment methods

Examination is on completion of a thesis and includes a viva with external examiners.

Sponsorship information

All UK or EU students who hold a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree from another institution will receive a 20% reduction in tuition fees when they enrol on a University of Lincoln taught Masters programme. The scholarship is offset against tuition fee payments due for each academic year of study. Please note that the Master of Architecture (Part Two) and MBA programmes are exceptions to this scheme, as other scholarships are in place for those courses.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,337 per Academic year (home fees) 18 months
MPhil Full-time £ 14,703 per Academic year (overseas fees) 18 months
PhD Full-time £ 4,337 per Academic year (home fees) 27 months
PhD Full-time £ 14,703 per Academic year (overseas fees) 27 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lincoln (Main Site) Lincoln LN6 7TS East Midlands

Key information

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