University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Animal Behaviour

The course includes study of adaptive decision-making in animals in a range of contexts including: trade-offs between social and sexual behaviour, learning and other components of life history, such as immune function and disease resistance; associative and higher order learning in invertebrates; effects of genetic differences in social behaviour on population dynamics in nematodes; the evolution of insect pollinator systems.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.2 degree in a biological-related subject; professional experience may also be considered if applicants have a suitable level of relevant experiential learning; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: minimum of 6.5 in IELTS with no less than 6 in any element, or 573 in TOEFL with 4.5 for writing or equivalent.

Course modules

Dissertation; plus 40 credits in modules relevant to the study area.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,690 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 14,140 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sutton Bonington Campus Loughborough LE12 5RD East Midlands

Key information

Telephone number: 
0115 8230311