A degree in animal behaviour studies is a scientific study of how animals behave, both alone and when interacting with each other. You’ll learn about why animals behave in the ways they do by studying them in their natural habitats and in wildlife conservation environments. Topics you’re likely to cover during the degree include animal development and evolution, taxonomy (naming and classifying animals), habitats, morphology and physiology. You’re likely to learn animal theory in classroom settings, as well as gain practical experience in the field and in labs. Some courses also include placement opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. You’ll be able to develop scientific skills that are specific to animal behaviour studies, as well as transferable skills, such as data analysis, group work and presenting.