University of St Andrews: Animal Behaviour

InstitutionUniversity of St Andrews View institution profile
Department Biology
Telephone 01334 462429
Study type Taught


Modern animal behaviour research investigates the functions, mechanisms, development and evolution of behaviour. It is increasingly interdisciplinary, intersecting with fields as diverse as conservation, physics, engineering and robotics. This programme will fully prepare students for conducting research into animal behaviour covering key topics such as cognition, behavioural ecology, genetics, and movement ecology, as well as the latest techniques used to study these. The course will emphasise strong methodological and practical components designed to provide students with advanced knowledge and hands-on experience of research skills, placing graduates in a strong position to move on to a PhD or a research-focused career.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

The University of St Andrews

The University of St Andrews is Scotland’s first University. Year on year some of the worlds’ brightest and most promising students come to study with us, enriching their future and ours. Over six centuries of experience give us a deep understanding of what students want and need to succeed in today’s professional world and our graduates go on to help shape the world and are in high demand by employers due to the quality of the skills and education developed as a student with us. Whatever your ambitions may be St Andrews will help you …

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