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Flinders University, Australia, Bedford Park

Animal Behaviour (Honours), B.Sc.

  • Animal Behaviour (Honours), B.Sc.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 4 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 7,866

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

Animal Behaviour is a specialisation within a Bachelor of Science (Honours). This specialisation is also available within the 3 year Bachelor of Science.

Career Opportunities

Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc. If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates Some of the areas employing social science graduates are: accountancy advertising/marketing banking and insurance business management economics local government management consultancy market research media politics psychology retail and sales teaching and lecturing tourism town planning.

Course Overview

A specialisation in Animal Behaviour gives students a broad-based foundation in animal behaviour and looks at behaviour of captive and wild animals.This course will promote an understanding of the role of animal behaviour for assessing animal welfare, survival and evolution. I want to find another Bachelor Course You will learn to appreciate the societal and ethical contexts of conservation biology, animal behaviour and animal welfare and you will receive training in retrieving, analysing and evaluating information relevant to animal behaviour, and communicating this information to a variety of audiences.By taking an Honours year, you will further develop your professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development, as well as your technical expertise and knowledge.What is Animal Behaviour Animal behaviour is the study of whole organism interactions on planet Earth; it is the study of how individuals respond to and affect their social and ecological environment.It includes a study of social organisation, individual strategy and decision making, and interactions between species like predator-prey and pollination.Why study Animal Behaviour at Flinders This course:is taught by well respected staff who are currently working on local and international research projects in animal behaviour and have key connections with external organisationshas practical applications for society including urban planning for wildlife, sustainable agriculture and fisheries, conservation management, and nature-based tourismexamines animal behaviour from different levels including growth and development, chemistry and physiology, genetic ancestry, and adaptationgives the opportunity to apply your knowledge in project and research workoffers a broad background in animal behaviour, which can form the basis for further study in areas of specialisation including behavioural ecology, conservation biology, education, medicine (human and veterinary), psychology and law.


Programme Structure Courses include: Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity Ecology Animal Diversity Foundations of Animal Behaviour Disease and Immunology



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements International Student Admissions Test Applicants must have a valid International Student Admissions Test (ISAT) score. To be eligible applicants must have a minimum ISAT score in the 50th percentile or above. Interview These following qualities were identified by consulting within the Medical School and the wider community as important for doctors: Communication skills Pro-social attitude Personal management and self-evaluation skills Motivation

English Entry Requirement


Contact Details

Flinders University



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