BSc (Hons)

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What does the course cover?

This top-up programme will provide you with a systematic understanding of key aspects of animal behaviour and welfare, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge.  Through different subject delivery you will be able to devise and sustain arguments and solve problems, using ideas and techniques at the forefront of the discipline. You will be able to apply the theory to practical scenarios giving youthe qualities and skills necessary for employment or academia.

You'll be encouraged to develop your analytical and critical skills; enabling you to assess animal welfare and to use assessment procedures of animal behaviour to evaluate animal wellbeing. Focusing on issues that relate to the animals, you'll study a wide variety of species and look at the impact on the animal behaviour, welfare and management industries. 

Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Foundation degree in Animal Science or Animal Management (FdSc) – mean grade of 55% or equivalent
  • Science-based qualification such as an HND or FdSc Veterinary Nursing - mean grade of 55% or equivalent
  • IELTS (for students with English as a second language): Level 6.5 overall with Level 6.0 in writing


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years

UCAS Details:

The UCAS code for this course is P315.


With our superb animal management unit, farm and fully-equipped laboratories; you've got everything you need to support your course. 

We've been offering animal management courses since 1995, and it's rapidly grown to become one of our key vocational areas within the college. Major developments within the unit include a new dog grooming unit, plus areas specialising in small mammals, birds of prey, cold and tropical aquatics, and our exotics with a wide range of amphibian, reptiles and snakes. You'll also be able to make full use of our 800-hectare farm that has a range of livestock including cows, horses, pigs and sheep. 


Level 6

Animal Cognition and Neuroscience (Core)

Animal Welfare and the Law (Core)

Research Project (Core)

Human-Animal Interactions (Elective)

Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling (Elective)

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