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Animal Behaviour

Anglia Ruskin University
Cambridge, Great Britain
Full-time
€16,471.56/year
1939 Points
Duration
3 Years
Language
English

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
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa
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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

Origins of Life

Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation

Introduction to Animal Behaviour

Biomeasurement

Ecology

Animal Form and Function

Introduction to Marine Biology

Evolution and Biodiversity

Year 2

Biological Bases of Behaviour

Evolution of Behaviour

Animal Learning and Training

Biological Research Skills

Practical Skills for Animal Behaviour

Optional modules:

Animal Health and Nutrition

Invertebrate Biology

Vertebrate Biology

Parasitology

Principles of Genetics and Evolution

Year 3

Behavioural Ecology

Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour

Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare

Undergraduate Major Project

Optional modules:

Advanced Approaches in Animal Management

Mammalogy

Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare

Zoos and Zoo Animal Management

Tropical Ecology and Management

Animal Communication

Population Ecology and Wildlife Management

Practical Marine Biology

Wildlife Conservation

Careers

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