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Programme Description

UCAS Code: C22
Course Code Full Time: 02XD
Course Code Level 6 Top Up Full Time: 02XX

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme is offered full-time or part-time. With a Level 6 top up for graduates of a Foundation Degree or HNC/HND in Animal subjects.
This course provides the opportunity to study animal behaviour, physiology and welfare and how evolutionary adaptations and environmental stimuli impact survival, behaviour and health.
The study of animal behaviour is applied to improving training, care and welfare management of animals, and is used in conservation of indigenous and worldwide-endangered species.
The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare allows undergraduates the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the underlying scientific principles of animal ethology, behaviour and physiology, and the application of this knowledge to welfare and conservation.

At a Glance

  Full Time / Part Time

  3 years full time, 5 years part time for all levels. 1 year full time or two years part time for Level 6 top up option.

  Pibwrlwyd Campus

Programme Features

  • Course delivery allows a route to an Honours Degree with the flexibility of full-time or part-time delivery.
  • Students attending college have access to extensive on-site facilities including an animal centre housing a wide range of animal species, in addition to on-line learning and research materials. Students also have the opportunity of independent study outside of college and of submitting work digitally on-line.
  • Students will study compulsory core modules relating to independent research in a subject area of specific interest to themselves, in addition to modules relating to in-depth study of animal behaviour, ethology, physiology, health and welfare.

Method of Assessment

Assessment is varied and suited to individual module requirements and includes:

Essays; Presentations; Written Reports; Case Study Reports; Examinations; Independent Practical research/observations; Research Portfolios; Seminar Presentations.

Entry Requirements

Entry will be granted to applicants who demonstrate the academic ability and potential to benefit from the porgramme, students will be expected to have four GCSEs at C and above and 16 UCAS points.

Students entering study at Level 4, will require a Level 3 qualification with a pass grade or above and preferably have undertaken some work experience with animals.

For those students wishing to enrol directly at Level 6 for the 'top up' option entry requirements are a Foundation Degree in Animal Science or HND Animal Studies havng achieved suitable modules for application for accreditiaion of prior certification.

Mature students will be considered on an individual basis as industrially relevant qualifications and experience can be taken into consideration.

Applicants that have not achieved a HND or Foundation Degree on application will be required to undertake study at Level 4 & 5 before progressing onto the BSc Level 6 modules.


Additional Costs

There is no additional fee, however, it is likely that you will incur additional costs for personal equipment and for course related excursions.