Research course

Animal Behaviour

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in:

  • a life science or related discipline; or
  • an MBBS/BDS degree with high grades

This programme accepts both medical and dental students wishing to take a master's degree as an intercalation. You will need to have successfully completed your third or fourth year of study.

Practical laboratory work experience is desirable, although not essential. The modules you can study may depend on your academic background.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The study of animal behaviour is an exciting and theoretically rigorous area of the biological sciences with possible applications in:

  • conservation
  • animal welfare
  • biomedical science
  • agriculture

The Centre for Behaviour and Evolution at Newcastle University brings together world experts in:

  • behavioural ecology
  • comparative cognition
  • neuroethology
  • animal welfare

Experts at Newcastle have discovered, among other things, that:

  • bees learn better when exposed to caffeine
  • starlings who were hungry as babies become heavier as adults
  • mice have pain faces

You can also be part of this exciting research community. The course is designed for graduates with a BSc in the life sciences, psychology or anthropology. It can be taken either as a stand-alone qualification or as an entry route onto a PhD.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
mres-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 5379