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.

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. 

Key Facts
Start date
September each year
Department
Neuroscience Psychology and Behaviour, Psychology
Contact
Dr Carlo De Lillo
+44 (0)116 229 7193
cdl2@le.ac.uk

Why Leicester?

Our state-of-the art facilities include eye-tracking, EEG and virtual reality laboratories; a laboratory for judgement and decision-making; in vivo neurochemistry and electrophysiology laboratories; an electron microscopy facility; a confocal light microscope facility and behavioural testing facilities.

We have an international reputation for excellent research which feeds into your highly-rated teaching. You will work with academics at the cutting edge of their field and have the opportunity to be part of departmental research projects during your final year.

The variety of research expertise of academic staff within the Department of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour will offer students a unique degree of flexibility in their choice of research projects and the possibility to transfer between three related MRes Research Methods in Psychology, Neuroscience and Animal Behaviour.

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

Modules shown represent choices available to current students. The range of modules available and the content of any individual module may change in future years.

Teaching and Assessment

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).

Research Stories

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

International Qualifications

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Fees and Funding

  • This is the total course fee.

      Starting in October 2018

      • MRes: £8,520
      You will pay this fee, wherever in the world you live.

      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? 

    • This is the total course fee.

        Starting in October 2018

        • MRes: £19,070
        You will pay this fee, wherever in the world you live.

        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? 

      Career Opportunities

      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.

      Careers

      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
      Research Methods in Animal Behaviour
      Qualification
      MRes
      Duration
      1 year, full-time
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      Course
      Research Methods in Animal Behaviour
      Qualification
      MRes
      Duration
      2 years, part-time
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