University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare)

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Course summary

This course is aimed at students who wish to develop a career in the captive management of domestic and/or exotic animal species. You will be provided with a combination of academic study and practical opportunities to develop a range of knowledge, academic and professional skills, concerning the behaviour and welfare of captive animals. As a student on the course, you will have regular access to the zoo-licensed animal centre facilities at Reaseheath College, which boasts a range of archetypal zoo species, in addition to domestic and livestock species. Additionally, you can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of experienced staff, with whom you will be able to engage in study both on-site across the campus, but also via overseas study opportunities. The course features:

  • Member of British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
  • Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade
  • 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 inc:
  • Mammals: serval cats, tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarin monkeys, otters, capybara, meerkats, mara and wallabies, among others
  • Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars
  • Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons
  • Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish Invertebrates: tarantulas, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts.
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.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4) • Scientific Data Collection and Analysis • Animal Husbandry and Handling • Animal Welfare Issues • Animal Anatomy and Physiology • Evolution and Adaptation • Introduction to Animal Behaviour Year 2 (Level 5) • Work Based Learning for the Land Based Industries* • Experiential Learning* • Research Methods • Animal Nutrition • Welfare: Evaluation and Impact • Behavioural Ecology* • Animal Health and Disease* • Domestic Animal Husbandry and Welfare* • Exotic Animal Husbandry and Management*

  • Denotes optional modules

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. The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 50% coursework 50% written exams Year 2 70% coursework 30% written exams


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D300
Institution code:
R14
Campus name:
University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Mature students (aged 21+) will be considered on an individual basis on their prior knowledge and experience. This may be assessed by interview, completion of coursework/essay or other methods. There may be a requirement for a formal qualification to be completed first e.g. Access to HE course.

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

https://ucreaseheath.ac.uk/courses/animal-science/foundation-degree-in-animal-management-behaviour-and-welfare/#entry-requirements


Unistats information

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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