University of Lincoln

University of Lincoln

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,600 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,600 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

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

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