Research Methods in Animal Behaviour MRes, 1-2 years, full- or part-time

This is for you if... you want to study research methods at an advanced level and conduct an original research project in animal behaviour.

Start date
October each year
Department
Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Psychology

Contact
Dr Carlo De Lillo
+44 (0)116 229 7193
cdl2@le.ac.uk

Course description

Course description

This postgraduate degree will provide you with advanced training in research methods in animal behaviour, equipping you with the research and professional skills required for a research career.

The Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour has particular research strengths in:

  • Cellular and molecular neurobiology
  • Cognitive and behavioural sciences
  • Perception and sensory processing
  • Health and psychological wellbeing

You will be encouraged to undertake a research project in one of these areas.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Second class honours degree in psychology, biological science or a related discipline.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability

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Fees and funding

Fees and funding

UK and EU Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in October 2018

  • MRes: £8,520

Starting in October 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? Find out if you're eligible.

International Students

This is the total course fee.

Starting in October 2018

  • MRes: £19,070

Starting in October 2019

  • Tuition fees for 2019/20 are yet to be confirmed

Find out more about how to pay and scholarships and funding.

Did you know you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000, subject to eligibility?

Careers and employability

Careers and employability

This postgraduate degree will provide you with advanced training in research methods in psychology, equipping you with the research and professional skills required for a research career.

Our Career Development Service is here to support you – by email, phone or skype – with advice on interviews, CVs, work experience and more. From registration to Graduation and beyond, they are here to help you reach your professional goals.

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Course structure

Modules

Modules

Semester 1

  • Advanced research methods: evaluating, planning and analysing research
  • Professional skills: finding your path in the world of research

Semester 2

  • MRes project in Animal Behaviour

As part of the University of Leicester’s commitment to being a leading academic institution, we regularly review and update our degrees and modules to ensure that they reflect the most up-to-date research, knowledge, ideas and teaching practices, as well as student feedback. We also have to take into account the availability of key teaching staff. If there are major changes to the course that you have applied for, we will contact you as soon as possible to ensure that any disruption to your studies is minimised.

Teaching and learning

All teaching is seminar based, or in one-to-one tutorial and research supervision sessions, with continuous assessment in the form of a research protocol, oral and poster presentations, and in the development of portfolios of assessed activities. You will write a thesis on original empirical research, which will involve an oral exam (viva).

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