Course: BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: One year full-time or two years part-time.

The Programme

This ‘top up’ programme is designed to give students the opportunity to acquire detailed knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare that can be related to a range of species and situations. The degree aims to build on the skills and knowledge that were developed during related Level 5 qualifications.

What You Study

  • Behavioural and physiological assesment or welfare
  • Physiology of behaviour
  • Animal cognition and ethics
  • Specialism in options include advanced animal training or animal production systems
  • Dissertation. 

How To Apply

Application for the full-time course is through UCAS, using code D390, and applciation for the part-time course is via the online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a relevant Foundation Degree. Animal Management HND / HNC students with a distinction profile will also be considered. 

Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications.

The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Toni Jessop

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

Toni pursued her passion for animals, studing for a BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare before becoming a park ranger.

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