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Manchester Metropolitan University

Animal Behaviour

UCAS Code: C120

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-B,B,C

To include minimum grade C in Biology (must include a Pass in the Biology practical assessment), Human Biology, Psychology or Applied Science. General Studies is not accepted.

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject (Science) with a minimum 106 UCAS tariff points.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Biology at Higher Level grade 5.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Animal Management. To include four Biology units at grade Merit or above. Recommended Units as follows: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 20, 24 Please contact the University directly if the relevant BTEC recommended units are not listed above. Or: BTEC Level 3 National Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points. 2010 BTEC (QCF): BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Animal Management. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction. Recommended Units as follows: 02, 03, 07, 08, 13, 16, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Animal Management. To include four Biology units at grade Merit or above. Recommended Units as follows: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 20, 24 Or: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma accepted in combination with relevant Science A Level at grade C or above (see above) to achieve 104 – 112 UCAS Tariff points. 2010 BTEC (QCF): BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management. To include 60 Biology L3 credits at grade Distinction. Recommended Units as follows: 02, 03, 07, 08, 13, 16, 19, 20, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32 Please contact the University directly if the relevant BTEC recommended units are not listed above.

UCAS Tariff

104-112
69%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Biology

From ragworms and rhinos to locusts and lemurs, the animal world is an ever-changing and always-fascinating place to explore. On our Animal Behaviour degree, you can delve in and discover it all – developing an understanding of the vast range and huge importance of animal behaviour.

With us, you’ll consider the drivers of animal behaviour, looking at the interaction of genetics, evolutionary history and present-day environments. You’ll also investigate how and why behaviour changes over an animal’s lifetime, from genetic and hormonal factors to the physiological and environmental mechanisms.

Through a blend of laboratory and field work, we’ll show you how to record behavioural data and use professional-grade software for its analysis – vital tools in improving the welfare and management of domestic, wild and zoo populations. Our Animal Behaviour course also provides the option of spending an extra year expanding your horizons, either studying with one of our partner universities overseas, or working on a placement with a business or non-governmental organisation.

**FEATURES AND BENEFITS:**
- Explore the topics and issues that shape the world around us, and choose from a range of exciting and rewarding specialisms within animal behaviour and biology.

- Take the four-year route, spending a year studying overseas in Europe, North America or Australia, or boosting your career prospects with a 12-month placement.

- Develop practical skills in the laboratory and in the field, both in the UK and overseas – that could include fieldwork in Portugal, Tanzania, Kenya or South America.

- Learn in high-spec laboratories, including a specialist microbiology and cell/molecular biology lab, a DNA-sequencing lab, specialist animal behaviour facilities with Ethovision and Observer software, invertebrate behaviour, freshwater and terrestrial ecology labs and controlled environment plant growth chambers.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

Department of Natural Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

84%
med
Biology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Biology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


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Biology (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Caring personal services
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The recession was tough on biology graduates, and although the jobs market has improved for them - a lot - it's still not back to where it was a few years ago. If you want a career in biology research — and a lot of biology students do - you'll need to take a doctorate, so give some thought as to where you might do it and how you might fund it (the government still funds doctorates for good students). A lot of graduates also take 1 year Masters courses to specialise in this wide and deep subject - most students take a standard biology course for their first degree and then specialise in subjects like ecology, conservation or marine biology later. Hospitals, universities, biotech firms, zoos and nature reserves and clinical and scientific testing are common industries of employment for biology graduates.

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