Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Conservation

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Course summary

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From ragworms and rhinos to locusts and lemurs, the animal world is an ever-changing and always-fascinating place to explore. On our BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Conservation degree you can delve in and discover it all – developing an understanding of the vast range and huge importance of animal behaviour. With us, you’ll consider the drivers of animal behaviour, looking at the interaction of genetics, evolutionary history and present-day environments. You’ll also investigate how and why behaviour changes over an animal’s lifetime, from genetic and hormonal factors to the physiological and environmental mechanisms. You will be equipped with the tools needed in conservation and will study real-world examples of how species and their habitats can be conserved. Through a blend of laboratory and field work, we’ll show you how to record behavioural data and use professional-grade software for its analysis – vital tools in improving the welfare and management of domestic, wild and zoo populations. Our Animal Behaviour and Conservation course also provides the option of spending an extra year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement with a business or non-governmental organisation. Features and benefits

  • Explore the topics and issues that shape the world around us, and choose from a range of exciting and rewarding specialisms within animal behaviour, conservation and biology.
  • You can take the four-year route, spending a year studying overseas in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 12-month placement.
  • Develop practical skills in the laboratory and in the field, both in the UK and overseas – right now, that could include fieldwork in Portugal, Tanzania, Kenya or South America.
  • Learn in high-spec laboratories, including a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour, freshwater and terrestrial ecology labs, and controlled environment plant growth chambers.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
ABC1
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills English and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics or Pass in Level 2 Functional Skills Mathematics.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
86%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Animal Behaviour and Conservation at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS