Animal Behaviour at Liverpool University
Animal Behaviour is covered in the Evolution and Behavioural Biology pathway of our Masters in Research (Advanced Biological Sciences) Programme, which runs from the Institute of Integrative Biology at the University of Liverpool
Our MRes programme is a popular route for students who want to spend a year learning advanced research techniques and engaging in an exciting research project.
We have very widespread experience in animal behaviour research encompassing a large range of animal groups, including insects, birds, fish and mammals (including humans). You can see a list of staff and their interests here: http://goo.gl/FcBi5E
In addition you can see the webpages of our mammalian behaviour and evolution group (at Leahurst, Wirrall UK) here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/mbe/
Our Masters in Research is focused on a year-long research project (worth 120 credits), based in one of our research groups.
The MRes also includes taught modules which provide formal research training. Here students take 4 (15 credit) modules in subjects such as Research Methods, Informatics and Biostatistics.
The taught modules typically run in the first term; there is then a strong focus on the research project from January to September.
The overall programme is then 180 credits, the project is 120 credits and the taught modules take up 60 credits.
Please see this webpage to identify staff who you may like to work with: http://goo.gl/FcBi5E
IIB - Our research institute
Within the Institute of Integrative Biology, our MRes programme includes very diverse research areas, from molecular and biomedical research through to evolutionary and ecological work. We focus on integrating and applying modern methods and approaches across the life sciences: and you can find out about the Institute of Integrative Biology here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/integrative-biology/
Applications can be made here: http://www.liv.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying/
You should apply for the MRes in Advanced Biological Sciences and indicate in your application that you would like to join the Evolution and Behaviour strand, preferably indicating preferred research groups you would like to join or members of staff you would like to do your project with.
The tuition fee for Home/EU students for 2016/17 is £4,121. For International Students it is £18,000. In addition to this we charge an additional Research Support Fee of £1,000 for laboratory projects and £500 for computer based projects.
Admission onto the programme requires a BSc 2.1 or above (or equivalent qualification) in a relevant bioscience degree; students with 2:2 qualifications may be considered, please contact the Programme Director for information. For non-native English speakers an IELTS of 6.5 or higher is required.
The tuition fee for Home/EU students for 2016/17 is £4,121. For International Students it is £18,000.