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Course Details

Animal Behaviour BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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Course Summary

Why do animals behave the way they do – and how can you use this knowledge to manage, conserve and protect species? Find out on the UK’s longest-established animal behaviour degree. Recognised by the Royal Society of Biology, our Cambridge-based course offers an integrated, scientific approach, with hands-on lab experience, field trips in Europe and Uganda, and an optional placement year. You could make the difference between future generations seeing species live or reading about them in history books.

Entry Requirement

112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Biology or Psychology.
3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.
If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.0 (Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.


Foundation year

We required a final grade of Distinction in the City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Animal Management.

Year one
  • Origins of Life
  • Introduction to Wildlife and Conservation
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • Biomeasurement
  • Ecology
  • Animal Form and Function
  • Introduction to Marine Biology
  • Evolution and Biodiversity
Year Two
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour
  • Evolution of Behaviour
  • Animal Learning and Training
  • Biological Research Skills
  • Practical Skills for Animal Behaviour
  • optional modules
  • Animal Health and Nutrition Invertebrate Biology
  • Vertebrate Biology
  • Parasitology
  • Principles of Genetics and Evolution
Year Three
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour
  • Applied Ethology and Animal Welfare
  • Undergraduate Major Project
  • optional modules
  • Advanced Approaches in Animal Management Mammalogy
  • Human Behaviour Change for Animal Welfare
  • Zoos and Zoo Animal Management
  • Tropical Ecology and Management
  • Animal Communication
  • Population Ecology and Wildlife Management
  • Practical Marine Biology
  • Wildlife Conservation




Sept, Jan


4 Years

Study Mode

Full Time

Tution Fees

UK/EU tution fees starting from: £9250

International tution fees starting from: £13500

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