Sandiee
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Hey guys,
I have been doing some research into animal psychology but am still unclear on the details. Can anyone provide an explanation or a web address about:
-what an animal psychologist would do on a day-to-day basis
-entry requirements
-work experience needed
-which universities in England offer the course
-salary in UK
-length of the course in uni

Thanks so much in advance!
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(Original post by Sandiee)
Hey guys,
I have been doing some research into animal psychology but am still unclear on the details. Can anyone provide an explanation or a web address about:
-what an animal psychologist would do on a day-to-day basis
-entry requirements
-work experience needed
-which universities in England offer the course
-salary in UK
-length of the course in uni

Thanks so much in advance!
Quite frankly this isn't a mainstream degree / job, and you'd be hard pressed to find good infomation on how to become an animal behaviourist. ASAB provide an accreditation scheme http://asab.nottingham.ac.uk/accred/cert.php , however pretty much anyone can call themselves a animal behaviourist with no qualifications.

I'd assume most people who deal with animal behaviour in a clinical setting are self-employed, so you'd be hard pressed to find a salary.

You can do dergees in animal behaviour, however these are academic focused, and deal with things like: how does predator detection evolve? What is the optimal clutch size for birds? Can animals understand intentions? Generally they don't look very impressive on CVs, so often a better route is to do a degree in biology/psychology/zoology then study animal behaviour as a third year module.

The main source of employment for people interested in animal behaviour will be universities and conservation work. Animal behaviour research is quite a big field, and requries a phd to get into.
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Quite frankly this isn't a mainstream degree / job, and you'd be hard pressed to find good infomation on how to become an animal behaviourist. ASAB provide an accreditation scheme http://asab.nottingham.ac.uk/accred/cert.php , however pretty much anyone can call themselves a animal behaviourist with no qualifications.

I'd assume most people who deal with animal behaviour in a clinical setting are self-employed, so you'd be hard pressed to find a salary.

You can do dergees in animal behaviour, however these are academic focused, and deal with things like: how does predator detection evolve? What is the optimal clutch size for birds? Can animals understand intentions? Generally they don't look very impressive on CVs, so often a better route is to do a degree in biology/psychology/zoology then study animal behaviour as a third year module.

The main source of employment for people interested in animal behaviour will be universities and conservation work. Animal behaviour research is quite a big field, and requries a phd to get into.
Thanks a lot!
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