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Animal Behaviour (with Foundation) (BSc) - ARU (Cambridge)

Anglia Ruskin University (Cambridge)
On campus
 2554 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The Bachelor in Animal Behavior (with Foundation Year) (BSc) 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.

• Tuition fees for students who have citizens' rights after Brexit: £9,250/year
• Fees for Placement Year: £1,250

Additional costs:
• Walking boots - £60
• Waterproof coat - £50
• Wellingtons - £25
• Waterproof trousers - £20
• Poster printing - £20
• Cost of printing dissertation/individual project

Entry Requirements

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Foundation Year

Interactive Learning Skills and Communication

ICT Skills

Maths for Scientists

Cellular Biology 1

Critical Thinking

Biology: Physiology


Physics for Life Sciences

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

Core modules:
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

Core modules:
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


  • Work in animal training and behavioural rehabilitation
  • Teach in a zoo
  • Work in a laboratory

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