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Animal Behaviour

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
Full-time
€16,602.44/year
 2490 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English
Start date
Sep 2022

Program Description

Our three year degree is the longest-established animal behaviour course in the UK, and the degree is recognised by the Society of Biology. Learn how and why animals behave the way they do, and how this can impact on the management and conservation of wild and domesticated creatures. You’ll develop the skills you’ll need to investigate animals and contribute to important discoveries in the future.

For students who have citizens' rights after Brexit tuition fees are £9,250 per year.

Entry Requirements

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Education
High School Diploma (or equivalent)
16
or
Foundation Year
55
or
IB Diploma
24
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
80
or
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
C
or
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
C
or
International Baccalaureate
5.0
or
A levels
C
or
IGCSE
C
or
IELTS
6
or
PTE
57
Notes:

Other accepted qualifications:

  • International Advanced Levels (A Levels)
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management at grade Distinction, Merit, Merit
  • HND qualifications in a related subject

Alternative English language requirements:

  • Our preferred tests are IELTS, TOEFL iBT (80 overall and a minimum of 17 in Writing and Listening, 18 in Reading and 20 in Speaking) and Pearson PTE ( 57 overall and a minimum of 51 in all components), so we recommend you take one of these if possible. We also recognise the following qualifications/tests:
  1. Trinity College: Integrated Skills in English (ISE)
  2. LanguageCert International ESOL SELT tests
  3. International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA)

Important Information:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma must include a Pass at Higher level in a related subject.
  • If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry. We also provide our own English Language Proficiency Test (ELPT) in the UK and overseas.
  • If you've completed study at university level in the UK or your home country you may be eligible to enter directly into Year 2 or 3 of a related degree course at ARU.

Curriculum

Year 1

Animal Physiology and Behaviour

Introduction to Ecology and Conservation

Principles of Biology

Quantitative Techniques and Tools for Biologists

Personal and Professional Development - Level 4

Year 2

Animal Learning and Training

Biological Bases of Behaviour

Vertebrate Biology

Ruskin Module

Practical Skills for Animal Behaviour

Evolutionary Bases of Behaviour

Biological Research Skills

Personal and Professional Development - Level 5

Optional modules:

Animal Health and Disease

GIS and Spatial Ecology

Mammalogy

Year 3

Behavioural Ecology

Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour

Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare

Undergraduate Major Project

Optional modules:

Population Ecology and Wildlife Management

Tropical Ecology and Management

Zoos and Zoo Animal Management

Human-Animal Interactions

Wildlife Conservation

Animal Communication

Careers

  • Working in animal training and behavioural rehabilitation
  • Teaching in a zoo
  • Working in a laboratory
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