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
Welcome to MSc Clinical Animal Behaviour
How You Study
An Introduction to Your Modules
† 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.
How you are assessed
Accreditations and Memberships
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.
We suggest you cover the following in your personal statement:
- What attracted you to apply for this course in particular, and what specifically do you hope to gain from completing the course?
- What attributes do you feel support your application for studying at postgraduate level?
- Can you give us an example where you have participated in peer to peer learning and how you feel about this type of learning environment.
- Whilst working in the field of companion animal behaviour it is not uncommon to come across individuals who may have conflicting views to you. Tell us what you would do in this type of situation.
- Tell us about when you have taken part in presentations or other activities such as role plays in front of others, and how you feel about these types of activities?
- Explain your understanding of critical evaluation and utilising scientific principles within a situation. Tell us why these are important considerations within the field of clinical animal behaviour.
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).
International Postgraduate Taught Application Deadline
Please note that international applications for taught postgraduate programmes starting in September 2022 have now closed.
Entry Requirements 2022-23
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.
Meet the Graduate
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.
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