Dr Ambrose Tinarwo - Programme Leader
Ambrose is a Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour and Welfare and has worked for animal welfare charities as well as in academia. His interests are in the applications of animal behaviour and how the interactions between humans and animals affects animal welfare. He has experience working with a range of domestic and exotic animals and has a particular keen interest in the welfare of rabbits and reptiles kept as pets.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
This programme has accreditation for the theoretical component of the clinical animal behaviourists certification process from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
Applications typically open in September and the closing date is advertised on this website. You can apply for the course at any point throughout the year. However, when you apply may influence which year your application is considered for. For example, if you apply in October, your application will be considered for entry the following September/October. If you apply in February, if there are still places available, you will be considered for September/October of the same year.
You should apply online. Current students who are studying at the University can apply through Blackboard. Once you have submitted your application you will then be notified by email that your application has been received. Once reviewed, you will then be notified as to the outcome of your application and if you are being invited to interview.
It is important that this course is right for your career development and also for you as an individual. Studying at Master's level requires a higher level of understanding, development of specialised knowledge, and greater independence in studying compared to undergraduate level.
On this course there is a large emphasis on peer to peer learning throughout. Given the range of different backgrounds and experiences of those who typically enrol on the course there is much opportunity to learn from one another, for example, from sharing of experiences and perspectives on a topic. This means it is essential that those applying for this course enjoy learning from others in this type of environment and have the skills to participate.
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Enrolment usually occurs in September or October. The first term of taught sessions runs from enrolment through to mid January. The second term of taught sessions then starts in February and runs through until end of May/Beginning of June. The data collection of the thesis module starts in the second term and will run until the end of the summer for full-time students or until December/January for part-time students. This means that for full-time students the course will take around 12 months to complete, and for part-time students, the course will take just over 2 years to complete (including taught sessions and thesis).
For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.
Our graduates are provided the opportunity to develop their practical, critical, and independent thinking skills alongside specialist knowledge of the development, diagnosis, and management of behavioural disorders and conflicts in companion animal species, in particular dogs and cats.
Kate Ellam, MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour
Having gained valuable knowledge and practical skills during her Master's degree in Clinical Animal Behaviour at Lincoln, Kate went on to work for the Dogs Trust before taking a role as Canine Assisted Services Manager at Guide Dogs for the Blind. The additional Master's level qualification enabled Kate to apply for roles she may not have otherwise been suitable for.
You can read more about the success of our graduates on our Alumni Community pages.
Find out more about how postgraduate study can help further your career, develop your knowledge, or even prepare you to start your own business at one of our postgraduate events.Find out More
The scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare furthers our understanding of why animals behave in the way that they do.
Bioveterinary Science at Lincoln provides students with the opportunity to research the science that underlies animal health and disease.
The study of zoology is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function, and the ways in which they interact with their environment.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.