36 months
15900 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree at University of Lincoln employs a multi-disciplinary, research-driven approach to the study of animal behaviour and welfare. The course aims to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand animal behaviour and welfare, working, for example, with insects, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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This BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree at University of Lincoln  is informed by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields in welfare assessment, animal management, evolutionary biology, and animal cognition. This includes leading experts Professor Daniel Mills, who specialises in clinical animal behaviour; Professor Anna Wilkinson, who specialises in animal cognition; and Professor Oliver Burman, who specialises in assessment of animal welfare.

There are two residential field trips in the UK, enabling students to study animals in the wild. These trips are part of two core modules. For UK based field trips the University will cover costs of transport, accommodation and meals at the field site.

There is also an overseas field trip available in your final year as part of the optional 'Overseas Field Course' module. This allows students to observe and study the behaviour of animals in their natural habitat. Further details can be found in the Features section.


Graduates have gone on to work in both practical and research roles that involve the management, welfare, training, and conservation of companion, farm, and wild animals. Some graduates choose to continue their studies at Master’s or PhD level at the University of Lincoln, including our MSc in Clinical Animal Behaviour.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Health and Disease
  • Animal Protection
  • Conservation Biology
  • Data Skills for the Life Sciences 
  • Evolution 
  • Immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • GCE Advanced Levels: BBB, to include a grade B in Biology or Psychology.
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall to include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology or Psychology.
  • BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management/Applied Science*: Distinction, Distinction, Merit.
  • *not all modules are accepted. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).
  • BTEC Diploma Applied Science acceptable with other qualifications. Please contact our Admissions team for further information (admissions@lincoln.ac.uk).
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology or Psychology.
  • Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Lincoln

660 - 1140 GBP /month
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