Research course

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

University of Lincoln · Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Animal Science

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 in a relevant degree.

Months of entry


Course content

As a researcher in the School, you will have access to, and collaborate with, experts in the Animal Behaviour Cognition and Welfare (ABC Welfare) Group and the University's renowned Animal Behaviour Clinic.

The ABC Welfare Group is a world-leading research team investigating fundamental and applied issues relating to animal behaviour and cognition such as sensory and behavioural ecology, perception and lifetime reproductive strategies in both vertebrates and invertebrates, often with a view to its impact on companion, farm, laboratory and zoo animal welfare.

Department specialisms

Objective measurement of animal welfare Assessment of behavioural needs in domestic animals Assessment of requirements of animals for good welfare Understanding and treatment of behaviour problems in animals.

Information for international students

We accept: IELTS 6.0 O-Level or GCSE English Grade C or above TOEFL computer based test 213 TOEFL paper based test 550

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

As a postgraduate student, you may be entitled to apply for one of our generous scholarship packages. For up-to-date information of scholarships and postgraduate funding, please visit:

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Daniel Mills BVSc PhD MRCVS or Michelle Mortimer
+44 (0)1522 895356