Animal Behaviour BSc (Honours) 2022 entry
The BSc in Animal Behaviour involves study at an advanced, research-led level and covers behavioural ecology, the mechanisms of animal behaviour, the processes of evolution and speciation, adaptive physiology of animals and animal cognition.
Emphasis is given to current topics like cultural learning, animal communication and molecular ecology. Additional choices include marine biology, marine mammals, neuroscience, and biodiversity and conservation.
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