Applied Animal Welfare Science (Top Up) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS

DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Applied Animal Welfare Science (Top Up)

Course options

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Course summary

Do wish to extend your level 5 qualifications such as a Foundation degree or Higher National diploma and gain a full Batchelor of Science degree validated by Hull University? Here at the University Campus North Lincolnshire we encompass a hands on practical and engaging theoretical and scientific approach to deliver our level 6 programme. This level 6 top up programme focuses on underpinning components that contribute to the overall welfare of animals in a range of settings and interactions. The programme provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience in our purpose specific laboratories and our educational setting animal unit which is home to over 70 species. Specific emphasis is given to the importance of animal welfare within the broader context of the animal sector including modules that relate to Herpetology, Exotic biology and physiology, Scientific approaches to health and welfare assessment, Companion animal behaviour and contemporary issues within the field of animal welfare science. Students also gain valuable research skills through the production of a dissertation in a topic of their choice to facilitate own findings in an area of the animal welfare science sector. This programme is particularly relevant to people already working in or looking to develop a career within the veterinary research sector, rescue and behavioural rehabilitation, herpetology and exotic care sector, zoological collections, animal nutrition sector, behaviour and welfare research and laboratory testing facilities as well as those that wish to progress to post graduate education or teaching.


This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: Students are required to commit to attending for two days (full time) or 1 day (part time) per week in term time. Past students have found this very helpful for balancing childcare and employment commitments. Exotic animal biology (20 credits) Companion animal behaviour and management (20 credits) Advanced principles of animal health and welfare (20 credits) Contemporary issues in animal welfare science (20 credits) Dissertation (40 credits) Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

Assessment method

Methods of assessment include: Practical Assessments in Laboratory Work, Written Assignments, Posters and Presentations, Exams and Case study analysis. Students have a variety of methods of assessment on the course with a clear emphasis on developing the applied practical knowledge relevant to the field of Animal Welfare.

How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants would normally be expected to have a level 5 qualification such as a Foundation Degree (FdSc) or a Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant animal science/ zoological or biological field. We are committed to creating educational opportunities for people from a variety of previous sectors. If you have been out of formal education for some time, and/or you do not have the qualifications stated, we might still be able to consider your application and offer you a range of support. We are here to help. Further details about this course are available and the programme team welcome enquiries from a variety of backgrounds and experience to attend our open events or enquire for a call.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7940 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7940 Year 1
Scotland £7940 Year 1
Wales £7940 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: • Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) • Printing and photocopying • Trips and enhancement opportunities • Personal protective equipment for use in the laboratories (laboratory coat). If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Applied Animal Welfare Science (Top Up) at DN Colleges Group - UCAS