BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training :: Riseholme College

Course: BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Three years full-time or one year as a 'top up'

The Programme

This programme provides a comprehensive practical and theoretical understanding of animal behaviour. Students are equipped with an understanding of companion and wild animal behaviour which can be applied to both domestic and commercial environments.

What You Study

  • Animal behaviour and physiology
  • Health and nutrition
  • Research methods
  • Human and animal psychology
  • Animal welfare and legislation
  • Domestic and exotic species’ behaviour
  • Advanced animal training
  • Research skills
  • Business and marketing
  • Consulting and animal behaviour management
  • Animal communication
  • Dissertation.

How To Apply

Application for the three-year programme is through UCAS using code C125.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant Level 5 qualification, please apply via UCAS (selecting three as the year of entry).

If you are currently studying for a foundation degree at Bishop Burton or Riseholme and wish to 'top up', please apply via our 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 minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at DMM or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English at grade 4 or C or above, or an equivalent qualification.

Students with an appropriate HNC can apply for direct entry to year two. Students with an appropriate Level 5 qualification and animal training experience can apply for direct entry to year three.

All applicants need an appropriate academic reference.

Life and / or experience of non-traditional 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.