The programme is conducted in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, the largest and most renowned zoo in Scandinavia. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo, where you acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced staff. You will gain in-depth understanding of the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, problems associated with keeping animals in captivity, and conservation biology.
Animal behaviour and interactions with humans
Courses are closely connected to ongoing research performed by teachers on, for example, how various genes influence animal behaviour, well-being and personality, the sensory world of mammals, and human-animal interactions. In addition to classroom lectures and seminars, you participate in several hands-on projects.
Wide choices for degree project
A key part of the programme is a one-year degree project (60 ECTS), which allows you to specialise in a subject based on your interests. If you wish, you may perform your degree project at a zoo, government agency, organisation or company, in Sweden or abroad.