Research course

Animal Behaviour

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

A 2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor.

Research projects in this area will centre on adaptive decision-making in animals in a range of contexts, including:

  • trade-offs between social and sexual behaviour, learning and other components of life history, such as immune function and disease resistance
  • associative and higher order learning in invertebrates
  • effects of genetic differences in social behaviour on population dynamics in nematodes
  • the evolution of insect pollinator systems.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559