Recently, the interest in animal cognition has increased and become one of the most important fields within ethology, psychology, ecology and evolutionary biology and the animal cognition course covers all the current trends concerning major theoretical and practical aspects of animal cognition and learning.

The lectures provide careful examination of animal communication and language, learning, social learning, memory, neurobiology, the practical study of cognition and learning, and the link between ecology and cognition from an evolutionary viewpoint. The education consists mainly of lectures, group work and seminars but you will also do an experimental study of animal cognition where you formulate a relevant hypothesis and plan and carry out an empirical study to test the hypothesis.