Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, Master's programme, 120 credits

Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, Master's programme - Second admission round mainly for Swedish and EU/EEA students

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-90101


Degree

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Biology


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology
  • 5 ECTS credits in the field of physiology 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, Master's programme, 120 credits

Autumn 2017, Full time 100%, Linköping

Start

Autumn 2017

Place of study

Linköping

Programme speed

Full time 100%


Level

Second-cycle

Teaching form

On-Campus

Application code

LIU-91101


Degree

Master of Science (two years) with a major in Biology


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology
  • 5 ECTS credits in the field of physiology 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)


Tuition fees

252000 kr - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland..

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology.

Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, and conservation biology. The programme is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most highly renowned zoos in Sweden. A number of teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists.

The programme provides students with a solid understanding of the theory and methods of applied ethology and broadens their understanding of animal biology through courses such as:

  • Theory of Applied Ethology
  • Methods of Applied Ethology
  • Behavioural Neurobiology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Zoobiology
  • Primate Ethology
  • In situ Conservation Biology

Hands-on projects

In addition to classroom lectures and seminars, students are given the opportunity to participate in hands-on projects involving studies of animals in captive environments. A key part of the programme is a one‑year degree project in which students apply their theoretical and methodological knowledge.

After completing the programme, students will be well acquainted with theories of animal behaviour and biology and they will have a deeper understanding of animal welfare and conservation. Further, they will be trained to plan, implement and present a scientific investigation within the scientific field of the programme.

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Career opportunities

Completed studies qualify students for postgraduate education at the doctoral level. Non-academic options include working within governmental and international animal or environmental agencies. Graduates can become animal welfare inspectors, wildlife conservationists or advisors for zoos and private companies.