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Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Linköping University

24 months
Duration
12437 EUR/year
Free
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About

The Applied Ethology and Animal Biology programme offered by the Linköping University 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.

Overview

You 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 renowned zoos in Sweden. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo where you acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoo staff.

The Applied Ethology and Animal Biology programme offered by the Linköping University provides a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology and broadens your understanding of animal biology through courses in

  • Applied Ethology
  • Stress and Animal Welfare
  • Behavioural Neurobiology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Zoo Biology
  • Primate Ethology
  • Conservation Biology

Career opportunities

After having completed the programme, you will be well-acquainted with the theoretical background of animal behaviour and biology. You will have a deep understanding of animal welfare and conservation, and learn how to plan, implement and present a research project within the scientific field of the programme. You may find employment as an animal welfare inspector, wildlife conservationist, or advisor for zoos or private businesses. Many of our alumni work with governmental and international animal or environmental agencies. You will also be qualified to pursue doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Stress and Animal Welfare
  • Applied Ethology
  • Behavioral Neurobiology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Conservation Biology for Ethologists
  • Primate Ethology
  • Communicating Science

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
90

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 5 ECTS credits in the field of physiology. 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12437 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24874 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

SEK 252000

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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