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  Applied Ethology and Animal Biology


Linköping University    Graduate School

Full time August MSc Two years
Biological Sciences (4) Veterinary Sciences (35)

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Unleash your passion for animal welfare and biodiversity with the Applied Ethology and Animal Biology programme. Delve into the intricate world of animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, guided by experienced staff at Kolma°rden Wildlife Park, Scandinavia's premier zoo. Gain profound insights into stress biology, domestication effects, and conservation biology. Engage in cutting-edge research on genetic influences, mammalian senses, and human-animal interactions. Embark on a transformative academic journey with hands-on projects and a bespoke one-year degree project to specialise in your area of interest. Whether you dream of a career as an animal welfare inspector, wildlife conservationist, or advisor in various sectors, this programme equips you with the expertise to excel. With a bachelor's degree in biology and a passion for animal well-being, seize this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals worldwide. Join us at Campus Valla and unlock a world of possibilities in animal biology and ethology.

About the course

For good animal welfare and husbandry, an understanding of animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective is important. If you are interested in the well-being of animals and want to preserve biodiversity, this programme is for you.

The programme is conducted in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, the largest and most renowned zoo in Scandinavia. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo, where you acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced staff. You will gain in-depth understanding of the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, problems associated with keeping animals in captivity, and conservation biology.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen with a major in the field of biology.
5 ECTS credits in the field of physiology
- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.


Fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees. All others:280,600 SEK (approx. 25,500 USD/ 24,200 Euro)

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Scholarships

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Value of Scholarship(s)

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Eligibility

Free of charge for EU-citizens

Application Procedure

Free of charge for EU-citizens


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LiU International Scholarships are aimed at supporting international students with significant academic potential from countries outside the European Union/European Economic Area (and Switzerland) who are required to pay tuition fees. We offer a limited number of LiU International Scholarships to new students. The tuition fees for a student awarded a LiU International Scholarship are reduced by 25, 50, 75 or 100%.

Value of Scholarship(s)

25-75% tuition fee waiver

Eligibility

Students who have applied for a master’s programme at Linköping University on time (15 January , AND
- have chosen a master’s programme at Linköping University as their first priority
(ranked as number 1 of 4) AND
- have been admitted to their first choice in the First Notification of Selection Results
(6 April 2018), AND
- are required to pay tuition fees.

Application Procedure

Admitted students will be invited to apply in early April.


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