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About the course

Our Animal Behaviour MRes is a research-based course with a taught component that is equivalent to an MSc. It provides a springboard into a career that involves a working knowledge of scientific research.

About this course

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

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Entry Requirements

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

any biological or behavioural science discipline, including anthropology, psychology and linguistics
or an MBBS/BDS degree.

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.


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