MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training :: Riseholme College

Course: MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Department: Animal Management

Type: Postgraduate

Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time

The Programme

This programme has been designed to allow graduates in animal science, biology, psychology, zoology or veterinary science the opportunity to enhance their theoretical knowledge and understanding of the scientific study of animal behaviour in ways that can be applied effectively in science and practice. By learning directly within our extensive animal management centre and on an existing farm, students have the opportunity to increase their understanding and awareness of the application of scientific principles to the study of animal behaviour.

This programme utilises webinars, which take place one evening a week for part-time students and two evenings a week for full-time students; and compulsory block sessions which take place at University Centre Bishop Burton. Students must fund their own accommodation for the block sessions

The programme has excellent success rates, with the latest DLHE survey showing 100% positive progression. 

What You Study

  • Animal behaviour theories
  • Research methods
  • Welfare and ethics
  • Learning theories and training methods
  • Human and animal interactions and psychology
  • Psychology and animal behaviour counselling. 

How You're Assessed

Students are assessed through research projects, seminars and presentations, practical tests and written assignments.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of a 2.2 Honours Degree (Level 6), ideally in Biological Science subjects or equivalent. Work experience will be taken into account if an unrelated qualification is held.

All applicants need an appropriate academic reference.

Life and/or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Sandra Nicholson

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Our new MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course launches at Riseholme in September... Find out how Sandra, a student at our partner College - Bishop Burton, goton from graduating as Student of the Year to pursuing a career within bovine welfare monitoring.