Taught course

Clinical Animal Behaviour

University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

A first or upper second class honours degree in Life Sciences or other relevant subjects, such as Veterinary Science. We may consider students with degrees in other disciplines who have extensive practical experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Lincoln’s MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour programme is headed by a team of experts and is accredited by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

This Master’s degree follows an evidence-based approach, which aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills for the management of problem behaviour in companion animals. It is headed by an team of experts, including Europe’s first veterinary behaviour professor, European and Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon's specialist Daniel Mills.

Teaching is informed by research and practice and you have the opportunity to gain experience of actual cases through access to the School of Life Sciences’ veterinary behaviour clinic. The curriculum is closely aligned to the research conducted in the School’s Animal Behaviour Cognition and Welfare Group. You will be encouraged to develop research skills and may have the opportunity to work alongside academics on high-profile projects, many of which are funded by research councils, charities and commercial bodies.

Example Modules:

  • Development and Regulation of Behaviour
  • Domestic Animal Behaviour and Cognition
  • Human Animal Interactions
  • Animal Welfare
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Skills for Animal Behaviour Management
  • MSc Thesis.

Information for international students

International Students will require English Language at IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,700 (reduction with scholarships)
International students
£16,000 (reduction with scholarships)

There are scholarships available - https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/scholarshipsandbursaries/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    13 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    33 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Lynn Hewison
+44(0)1522 835477