MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training :: Bishop Burton 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, and compulsory block sessions. 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
  • Training methods
  • Human and animal interactions
  • Psychology and animal behaviour counselling.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form.

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.

Sandra Nicholson

MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

After graduating as Student of the Year, Sandra used the skills she learnt studying from the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course to pursure a career within bovine welfare monitoring.