Animal Behaviour MSc course launch!

We’re excited to announce that our new Animal Behaviour MSc course is now accepting applications.

The programme will cover vital research and related skills including experimental design, statistical modelling and science communication and in depth optional modules exploring topics including cognition, predators and prey, complex systems and animal cultures.

Designed to offer integrated, hands-on training, our Animal Behaviour MSc will provide a strong foundation for students wishing to further their studies (e.g. PhD) or for those choosing to pursue research-focussed careers. Combining taught components and the opportunity to do some original research, the programme consists of two taught semesters and an independent research project culminating in a dissertation and poster presentation. The research project takes place during the entire year with particular focus during the last three months. Teaching will take the form of lectures, seminars, debates, workshops and tutorials.

St Andrews is a great location to study, a small town in beautiful north-east Fife. The University was ranked highest for student satisfaction in 2018 by the National Student Survey, an accolade the University has won ten times in the past twelve years. The School of Biology is home to internationally recognised researchers in animal behaviour and students on this course will be trained by researchers who are leaders in their field.

More about the course and application link

We’re looking forward to meeting you in September!