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BSc Animal Behaviour

BSc Animal Behaviour

Aberystwyth University

Gogerddan Campus, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
  • QS World University Rankings
    541-550
  • Degree BSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Subject Biological Sciences
  • Duration 36 months
Animal behaviourists apply rigorous, scientific methods to answer such questions. The scientific study of animal behaviour provides insights into the ways in which animals survive and reproduce within their dynamic environment, is essential for the successful conservation and management of rare and endangered species and is key to improving the welfare of captive and domestic animals. The first year will provide a broad grounding in biology, and training in the skills needed to succeed in your studies. Subject areas will include: The evolution and diversity of life; Animal physiology; Diagnosis and control of animal diseases; Wildlife forensics; Study and communication skills, and many others. In the second year students will undertake specialist modules in animal behaviour, and gain essential scientific skills. Subject areas will include: Ethology, the scientific study of animal behaviour; Modern zoo science; Veterinary health; Quantitative and qualitative procedures for data analysis; Good research design and planning. In the third year, subject areas will include: The behaviour and welfare of domesticated animals; The physiological mechanisms behind animal behaviour; A compulsory dissertation research project; Optional modules chosen from a selection including wildlife conservation, advanced topics in animal behaviour, and a residential; animal behaviour field course.

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