Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, M.Sc.

Applied Ethology and Animal Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
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.

About

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 Applied Ethology and Animal Biology programme offered by the Linköping University is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most highly renowned zoos in Sweden. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists.

Understand theory and methods

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

  • Applied Ethology
  • Stress and Animal Welfare
  • Behavioural Neurobiology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Zoobiology
  • Primate Ethology
  • Conservation Biology for Ethologists
Hands-on projects

In addition to classroom lectures and seminars, students are encouraged 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 the theories of animal behaviour and biology. They 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.

Career opportunities

You will be qualified for postgraduate education at the doctoral level. Non-academic options include working within governmental and international animal or environmental agencies. Graduates may find work as animal welfare inspectors, wildlife conservationists or advisors for zoos and private companies.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Applied Ethology
  • Behavioral Neurobiology
  • Behaviour Genetics
  • Zoobiology
  • Conservation Biology for Ethologists
  • Primate Ethology
  • Communicating Science
For more information please check the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic 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

  • International Applies to you

    13074 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26148 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
252000 kr

Living costs for Linköping

  • 7140 - 11270 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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