MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare Program By Queen's University Belfast |Top Universities
  • Degree MSc
  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months
  • Start date Jan-2000
Animal Behaviour is the scientific study of what animals do, from single-celled organisms, invertebrates to vertebrates. It is one of the most exciting and interesting scientific disciplines, expanding rapidly over recent decades. Animal behaviour is key to understanding evolutionary processes, and there is a growing need to understand behaviour due to the impact of an increasing human population.  In addition, an understanding of animal behaviour is of fundamental importance to safeguard animal welfare. Thus, the study of animal behaviour provides the foundation for successful conservation and to increase and regulate the welfare of both domestic and wild animals. The course covers a wide range of animals, from insects to primates, taking in companion and farm animals.

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Located in the capital city of Northern Ireland, Queen’s University Belfast is steeped in heritage yet benefits from world-class, state-of-the-art facilities. Queen’s has a history of investing in people and building brighter futures. It’s a place where learning and research come together to create new and exciting global opportunities. The university has a rich heritage and a renowned history of producing Nobel Laureates, leading global academics and national and international leaders over the last 170 years.   First-Class Education Queen’s University Belfast is in the Top 200 Universities in the world. QS World Rankings 2019 We are highly respected across the globe as a centre of teaching excellence and innovative research. Our courses will give you an amazing university experience that's rooted in a rich heritage. Taught by top academics, these degrees enable you to become an expert in your chosen field, with the prospect of a top career in a multi-national company.   A Leading Research Centre Queen’s University Belfast is part of the prestigious Russell Group of the UK's 24 leading research intensive universities. Our world-class researchers carry out internationally leading research, with Queen's placed joint 8th in the UK for research intensity. (Ref 2014) Our Global Research Institutes are flagships for interdisciplinary research in areas of major societal challenge. They bring together a critical mass of excellent researchers from a wide range of disciplines in world-class facilities to tackle some of the greatest global issues of our age.   Tuition fees and scholarships for international students For new international students registering in 2016/17, undergraduate course fees range between £13,945 (~US$20,000) and £34,830 (US$50,000) a year depending on your course. Postgraduate courses cost between £12,360 (US$ 17,800) and £33,045 (US$ 47,600) a year. There are a number of country-specific and broader scholarships available to international students, which range from a 10% discount on tuition fees to a £5,000 award across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Find out more about scholarships you may be eligible for here. To help you plan your finances, Queen’s University Belfast has published an online survey of the cost of living in Belfast.   Campus Life Queen's is at the heart of Belfast's culture, as well as its art and social scenes. We're proud to be part of a bustling, cosmopolitan city boasting a vibrant social life and rich cultural heritage. The Queen’s Graduate School is a dedicated social and academic space for postgraduate students. It was recently ranked 1st for Graduate Schools out of 159 international universities, (International Student Barometer survey, 2016). Virtual tour of Belfast and our campusInternational Scholarships Cost of Living

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