• University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
  • Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
De Montfort University Featured Masters Courses
University of St Andrews Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses
Bath Spa University Featured Masters Courses

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Course Description

The University of Lincoln’s world-leading Animal Behaviour, Cognition
and Welfare Research Group investigates fundamental and applied issues relating to animal behaviour and cognition and its impact on animals and humans.

This programme comprises independent investigation into groundbreaking research topics, supported by an experienced and knowledgeable supervisory team. You benefit from specialist research training and access to excellent facilities, including the University’s renowned Animal Behaviour Clinic.

Areas of research include cognitive abilities, sensory perception, behavioural strategies and their implications for quality of life in companion, farm, laboratory, exotic and free-living animals.

The University of Lincoln’s Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare Group works closely with colleagues in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Psychology, Computer Science and Health in multidisciplinary research projects.
Research Areas, Projects & Topics

The research programme relies on independent research by the student supervised by an advisory panel of academic staff. In addition, there are training courses provided by the University to develop key skills in research.


Animal welfare and the needs of animals
Animal perception and social cognition
Methodologies for the assessment of emotional states in animals
Sensory Ecology and Sensory Detection
Behavioural problems in animals
Reproductive biology and incubation
Evolution of animal signals
Sexual selection and the evolution of reproductive strategies.


Facial perception in dogs
Judgement bias and emotional state
Effect of dogs on the quality of life for families with an autistic child
Social cognition in tortoises
Welfare consequences of pet training aids
Ranging behaviour of free range hens
Equine behaviour and welfare.

Visit the Animal Behaviour and Welfare page on the University of Lincoln website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A minimum 2:1 in a relevant BSc (Hons) Degree

Course Fees

Please see The University of Lincoln website for up-to-date information

Email Enquiry

Recipient: University of Lincoln
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X