3 July 2014
The above degree course has recently been introduced at the College. This is a Level 6 top-up year for those students who have successfully completed a FdSc in Animal Science or equivalent and is either one year full-time or up to 6 years part-time. The course has been developed to satisfy the increasing demand for those seeking employment opportunities in the developing animal behaviour and welfare industry. It explores the use of behaviour as an indicator of animal welfare and well-being, as well as focusing on welfare legislation and the drivers that change the human perception of animals. Students will also study Animal Welfare and the Law, Animal Cognition in Behavioural Management, Anthrozoology and choose from a variety of optional modules including Wild Animals in Captivity, Domestication and Behavioural Development of Farm and Companion Animals, Applied Ecology and Conservation, Neuroscience and Parasitology.
Since the original 400-acre College farm was bought back in 1919, Plumpton College has certainly seen a lot of changes.