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Full time | Streatham Campus | 1 year | 26-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

26-SEP-22

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Animal Psychology / Behaviour Studies Behavioural Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

  • Our MSc Animal Behaviour, based in the Psychology department, provides a strong background in a broad cross-section of research methods used by researchers studying human and animal behaviour and a multidisciplinary study environment
  • The course offers a strong training in statistical methods and research methodologies
  • Learn how to formulate and test relevant research questions and critically evaluate the research carried out by others in the field
  • Gain the necessary skills to pursue a PhD, work as a researcher or pursue a career working in zoos, research centres, nature reserves, wildlife and other animal-related offices, education, scientific media and journalism, or the expanding field of eco-tourism

Careers

Employer-valued skills this course develops

On successful completion of the MSc, you will have the necessary scientific skills to enable progression into research posts or pursue additional postgraduate degrees; communication skills required for roles in the education, media, animal administration, and natural environment sector; and practical skills needed for working as research or animal technicians or animal keepers.

Careers services

Our careers teams at the Career Zone can help guide you through a wealth of information to match your skills and interests to a career that will suit you. Our staff work with regional, national and international employers to develop new work placement, project and graduate opportunities.

Further study

Further study is a popular choice for a number of students following graduation from our Masters programmes. Below are a few examples of further study undertaken by recent graduates of our Psychology Masters programmes. This information has been taken from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2016/17. Please note that, due to data protection, the subjects of study and institutions are listed independently and do not necessarily correspond.

PhD Psychology
Master of Applied Psychology
MPH Psychology
PhD Medical Studies
PhD in Psychology

Modules

In this module you will undertake, under the supervision of a member of academic staff, a substantial research project. You will learn about formulating research questions, designing experiments and studies, analysing and interpreting data, and communicating research to others. You will gain vital skills in being both a consumer and a producer of cutting-edge psychological research. You will also gain important personal development skills in terms of project management, working within a research team, and communicating your ideas to others.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

24,500

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Biological Sciences, Psychology, Ecology or a related discipline. If you apply with a different background, e.g. natural and social sciences, or humanities, you should provide evidence for a strong interest in Animal Behaviour, preferably study and/or work experience, and experience with statistical analysis.

University information

The University of Exeter is a global university and a member of the leading research-oriented UK universities, The Russell Group, The European University Association and the AMBA. As demonstrated in the REF 2014, 98% of the University of Exeter’s postgraduate research has been rated to be of international quality. Out of its 27,000 students from over 150 countries, 5,600 of these are postgraduates, studying across the university’s three main...more