You care deeply about the natural world, and know that you have the strength and compassion to help shape its future in a positive way. At ARU, we will nurture your potential, preparing you for challenging careers in areas like animal behaviour, zoology, conservation or marine biology. With many of our courses, you’ll gain hands-on experience on field trips and placements.
Why do animals behave the way they do? Find out on our Cambridge-based Animal Behaviour course, recognised by the Society of Biology. Take a work placement that will open up wide-ranging careers in wildlife settings, zoo education and beyond. Gain the skills you’ll need to investigate animals in their natural habitats and learn about important discoveries that contribute to conservation efforts.
Gain an understanding of the application of animal behaviour to conservation, and develop the practical skills you need for a career in animal conservation. You'll train in the technologies and scientific methods used in animal behaviour research and how these can be applied to solve modern conservation problems.
Learn how and why animals behave the way they do and gain the skills you will need to contribute to important discoveries. Our four-year course includes a foundation year when you will build up your scientific skills, before moving onto our BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour.
Develop the practical skills you need for a career in wildlife conservation. The course was developed in partnership with environmental organisations to ensure you’re skilled and employable in this rewarding area. It allows development of skills including the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software, research skills and communication skills, with an optional laboratory-based module on conservation genetics.
As a postgraduate researcher you will join an interdisciplinary group which is well-connected with industry and fellow research institutions worldwide. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the department's research community in areas currently spanning global change ecology, conservation and animal behaviour and welfare.
If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our Royal Society of Biology-recognised course will give you the skills to make a difference. Explore diverse ecosystems in our labs and on international field trips, while studying in a world-renowned centre for wildlife conservation. This course has been validated to include an optional placement year in industry.
If you’re passionate about protecting our planet, our four-year marine biology course will give you the skills you need to make a difference. Use the foundation year to build your scientific knowledge, then progress onto our BSc (Hons) degree course which is recognised by the Society of Biology.
Combine doctoral research with your full-time career, and make a substantial contribution to the development of professional practice in your area. We can offer supervision in specialisms including animal and environmental sciences, biomedical science, built environment, computing, engineering, molecular biology, psychology, sound engineering or sport and exercise science.
Be part of our Global Sustainability Institute and learn in partnership with the Eden Project. You'll meet sustainability researchers from a range of disciplines and learn from inspirational practitioners as well as hands-on experience. This unique blend of distance learning with residential stays in Cambridge and in Cornwall provides an opportunity to study full-time whilst working part-time without relocating.
Pursue your research degree with an internationally known institute that works with influential partners, including government and industry.