University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare)

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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) includes specialist modules and practical experience with a range of domestic and companion species, enabling students to understand the behaviour and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild. This course will expand your knowledge of animal management with a focus on animal behaviour and welfare. The course can be followed by the one-year BSc (Hons) Animal Management top-up to gain a full honours degree. This will allow you to work with lecturing staff on relevant unique research projects. The course features

  • Member of British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
  • Purpose-built animal management training centre
  • Student will have the opportunity to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including southern Africa, South America and Europe
  • Centre houses over 1,000 animals and 125 species including:
  • Mammals: serval , tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarins, otters, capybara, meerkats, and wallabies, among others
  • Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars, among others.
  • Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons, among others
  • Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish.
  • Invertebrates: tarantula, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts, among others.

Course details


Level 4 Scientific Data Collection and Analysis Animal Husbandry and Handling Animal Welfare Issues Fundamentals of Animal Biology Principles of Animal Disease Introduction to Animal Behaviour Level 5 Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries* Experiential Learning* Research Methods Behavioural Ecology Animal Nutrition Welfare: Evaluation and Impact Domestic Animal Husbandry and Welfare* Exotic Animal Husbandry and Management*

  • Denotes optional modules
Level 6 Optional year for those who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree and wish to complete the BSc (Hons) in Animal Management Top Up.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study for more information please see our Course Information on our website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD300
Institution code R14
Campus nameUniversity Centre Reaseheath
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC Subjects essential for entry: Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology or Applied Science.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP Level 3 in relevant subject, or BTEC Extended in Animal Management or Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Successful completion of Access to HE Diploma
Scottish Higher CCCC including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM Level 3 in relevant subject, or BTEC National Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme including 4 in HL Biology
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4 including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology

Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis and substantial work experience will be considered, as well as, or in place of, formal qualifications.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS