BSc/MSci Animal Behaviour
D391 3 years
D392 4 years (with Study Abroad)
D393 4 years (MSci programme)
The Cornwall Campus hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of research on animal behaviour in the wild. This programme encompasses all aspects of behaviour in wild, domestic and captive animals. Animal behaviour aims to understand natural behaviour, how behaviour varies among individuals, species and species groups, how current and past environments and ecology influence behaviour and the underlying gene-environment interactions. The programme highlights the value of studying animals in their natural habitats, utilising the expertise of staff members who run long-term studies of iconic species in the wild. This approach is underpinned by field courses in the second and third years. Throughout the programme an interdisciplinary approach is encouraged and you will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques used to study animal behaviour.
If you choose the four year MSci programme (available for 2014 entry) you will spend your fourth year on two projects focused on a specialised area aligned with one of our leading research groups, one of which will be in partnership with an external organisation, plus a two week intensive field course.
Full details of this programme can be found on our website.