Taught course

Animal Behaviour: Applications for Conservation

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A first degree, with Honours, in a Science related subject and at a minimum final classification of upper second (2:1). Applicants with slightly lower qualifications may be considered if they have substantial work experience in conservation.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

For more details please visit the university website.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Gain an understanding of the application of animal behaviour to conservation, and develop the practical skills you need for a career in animal conservation. You'll train in the technologies and scientific methods used in animal behaviour research and how these can be applied to solve modern conservation problems.

During the course, you'll have opportunities to learn more about the methods used in modern conservation, including advanced laboratory techniques, satellite tracking, GIS, stable isotope analysis, DNA analysis and field techniques. You can also choose to go on an exciting residential field trip (usually in Borneo, but this may vary) to explore the issues central to wildlife conservation in situ. Alternatively you may wish to choose to further develop your theoretical and practical skills in the application of DNA technologies, which are widely used in modern conservation and animal behaviour research.

Core modules

  • Technology and Techniques in the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • Current Topics in Wildlife Conservation
  • Behavioural Ecology and Conservation
  • Communication Skills for Conservation
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project


Optional modules

  • Practical Applications of DNA Based Technologies
  • Study Tour: Understanding Biodiversity and Sustainability

Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.

Your work will be assessed in a range of ways to reflect the scope and aims of our course. These include written assignments such as scientific reports and essays, field-work, case studies, group work and presentations.

For more details please visit the university website.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Further details of qualification

Graduates from this course may find employment in the following areas: working as a conservation biologist for an NGO or government body working as a scientist or curator in a zoo working in the area of education working in industry (ecotourism, environmental consultancy).

Course contact details

Name
Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
Email
answers@anglia.ac.uk
Phone
+44 01245 686868