University of Nottingham: Animal Behaviour (Master of Research - MRes)

InstitutionUniversity of Nottingham View institution profile
Department School of Life Sciences
Telephone +44 (0) 115 95 14749
Study type Taught


The course includes study of adaptive decision-making in animals in a range of contexts including: trade-offs between social and sexual behaviour, learning and other components of life history, such as immune function and disease resistance; associative and higher order learning in invertebrates; effects of genetic differences in social behaviour on population dynamics in nematodes; the evolution of insect pollinator systems.

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Qualification Master of Research - MRes
Level RQF Level 7
Entry requirements

2.2 degree (or international equivalent) in a biological-related subject; professional experience may also be considered if applicants have a suitable level of relevant experiential learning. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).


Assessment is based on a dissertation.


Dissertation; plus 40 credits in modules relevant to the study area.

Location Sutton Bonington Campus
Sutton Bonington
LE12 5RD

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