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Bachelor in Animal Behaviour (BSc) - ARU (Cambridge)

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
On campus
 2553 Points
3 Years

Program Description

This three-year Bachelor in Animal Behaviour (BSc) program at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is the longest-established animal behaviour course in the UK. The degree is recognized by the Society of Biology.

Students will 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. Through the Bachelor in Animal Behaviour (BSc) program, they will develop the skills necessary 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.

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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


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


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

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