University of St Andrews

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BSc (Hons) Behavioural Biology

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Studying in a faculty The University has four faculties and each course leading to a degree is administered by one of these faculties. You will belong to the same faculty throughout your time with us and most of the subjects you study will be offered by schools or departments within this faculty. Admission to the BSc (Hons) Behavioural Biology programme of study is through the Faculty of Science. The programme details of this course are provided by: School of Biology: The School of Biology is one of the leading departments of Biology in the UK offering a wide breadth of biology degrees from Marine Biology to Molecular Biology. In the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), 95% of Biology’s research was judged to be ‘world leading', 'internationally recognised’ or ‘excellent’ which complements our excellent grading in teaching quality and consolidates our commitment to research-led scholarship. Distinctive features of this course Within the degree programme you will study a broad foundation across the range of Biology. The programme progresses from modules in molecular, cellular and organismal biology to a choice of options such as development, evolution, neurobiology, and various more ecological topics. A third year module in animal behaviour is followed with a choice of more specialist behavioural topics in the final year, including social insects, animal communication, and sea mammal and human behaviour. It incorporates substantial practical training, field work at sites around St Andrews and further afield, and development of quantitative skills. It may be possible to spend a semester or year studying abroad as part of this degree programme. Please see for details. Programme details You will be able to choose modules from our Module Catalogue which is published annually as module availability can change from year to year. As a Single Honours student you will gain more than three-quarters of your Honours years credits in a single subject area.

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BSc (Hons) Behavioural Biology University of St Andrews