12 months
16100 GBP/year
4407 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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 The Animal Behaviour and Welfare course at University of Lincoln is informed by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields in welfare assessment, animal management, evolutionary biology, and animal cognition.

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The scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare furthers our understanding of why animals behave in the way that they do, and helps us learn how best to respond to the challenges that animals face when living in captive and wild environments. 


Postgraduate research provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and develop their practical and intellectual skills. Graduates of the  Animal Behaviour and Welfare course at  University of Lincoln  may pursue careers in research and science-related roles, while others may choose to move on to research at doctoral level.

Programme Structure


  • Research within the School of Life Sciences is conducted within six research groups. 
  • The Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare group explores the causes, functions, and evolution of animal behaviour and the impact this has on animal welfare. 
  • The Evolution and Ecology group examines population dynamics and evolutionary processes at all levels of biological organisation, 
  • while the Drug Design and Delivery group focuses on the application and efficacy of novel therapeutics, and the Molecular Basis of Disease group aims to understand disease at a molecular level in order to improve diagnosis and treatment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • To support your experience within the postgraduate research community, new students are encouraged to enrol in October or January. However, applications are welcome at any point throughout the year, and enrolment can also take place at any relevant point.
  • In addition to meeting peers across the University who are starting their research programme at the same time, there is access to a central training programme designed around the first three months of study, and targeted support aligned to each stage of the postgraduate research journey. Alternative enrolment dates may be agreed with your supervisor on an individual basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Part time:

  • UK/EU :£2,204
  • International:   £8,050


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