• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
From ragworms and rhinos to locusts and lemurs, the animal world is an ever-changing and always-fascinating place to explore. On the (Hons) Animal Behaviour degree from Manchester Metropolitan University, you can delve in and discover it all – developing an understanding of the vast range and huge importance of animal behaviour.
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Overview

With us, you’ll consider the drivers of animal behaviour, looking at the interaction of genetics, evolutionary history and present-day environments. You’ll also investigate how and why behaviour changes over an animal’s lifetime, from genetic and hormonal factors to the physiological and environmental mechanisms.

Through a blend of laboratory and field work, we’ll show you how to record behavioural data and use professional-grade software for its analysis – vital tools in improving the welfare and management of domestic, wild and zoo populations. The (Hons) Animal Behaviour degree from Manchester Metropolitan University also provides the option of spending an extra year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement with a business or non-governmental organisation.

Careers

Biological sciences graduates may go on to a variety of subject-specific careers in the biological, pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries, in medical, public health and environmental services, or in teaching or research.

Recent Animal Behaviour graduates have found employment across a wide range of sectors including industrial research laboratories, medical communications, pharmaceutical companies, environmental consultancies and nature conservation organisations.

Our Animal Behaviour course is designed to equip you with transferable skills that can also be applied to non-subject-specific career pathways such as in management, local government, teaching or the civil service. For those who wish to continue their studies, there is a range of biology and conservation postgraduate programmes here at Manchester Met.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      • 4 years sandwich
      • 4 years study overseas
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Animal Behaviour
  • Ecology
  • Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
  • Diversity
  • Introduction to Genetics and Evolution
  • How Science Works

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • 104-112 UCAS Tariff Points at A2 (Grades BCC-BBC) to include A2 grade C in biology or human biology, or equivalent.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Animal Management. To include four Biology units at grade Merit or above.

Recommended Units:

  • 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 20, 24

Or:

  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points.

International Baccalaureate points

  • 26 Diploma Pts inc. HL Biology at Grade 5.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    16000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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