This programme is run at the Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth
- Led by some of the UK’s foremost biologists working in evolution, conservation and ecology
- Variety of field work opportunities in the UK and overseas
- Close links with a wide range of conservation organisations
- State-of-the-art facilities in a new building
- Low student-staff ratio, so you won’t get lost in the crowd
- Graduate with outstanding employment prospects
- Four year programme with Study Abroad available
- MSci four year programme available from 2014
Our BSc Animal Behaviour encompasses all aspects of animal behaviour in wild, domestic and captive animals. It is delivered by internationally-recognised, research active staff in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on the Cornwall Campus. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting-edge of research on animal behaviour and run field research projects across the globe, from Uganda to Australia.
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 behaviourWe will provide you with the skills, concepts and experience to understand all aspects of animal behaviour. It covers the evolution and adaptive function of behaviour in the wild, its physiological and neuronal control, and how animals develop socially and cognitively through experience.
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.