Courses of the Behavioural Ecology Group

Education by the Behaviour Ecology Group covers the whole field of animal behaviour, including basic behavioural mechanisms, behavioural ecology, applied animal behaviour, animal welfare and life history decisions. Our courses are directed towards both Biology and Animal Science students.

Visit the Study Handbook website for more detailed information about our courses. It is also possible to follow courses abroad. For more information contact your study advisor or go to exchange.

In addition, we welcome students to do a BSc thesis / MSc thesis in our group or an internship in collaboration with our group.

Course overview

We recently developed a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Introduction to Animal Behaviour”. The course platform was EdX. More than 12,000 participants subcribed to this course, which consists of small lectures, interviews on specific topics with specialised scientists, as well as of practical assignments. The video on the right is the introductory video to the course, taken at Hulshorster Zand, the famous field site of Niko Tinbergen’s experiments on orientation and nest finding by beewolves.