The one-year BSc (top-up) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare course is aimed at people who wish to upgrade a Level 5 qualification in animal-related studies, such as the FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare, to a BSc (Hons) qualification. This course allows you to develop and expand on your scientific knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare, alongside practical application of this knowledge within animal-related industries. Within this course there are opportunities to develop your academic skills, through critical analysis and evaluation of contemporary research. Graduates may progress into graduate roles within animal-related industries or may continue their studies by progressing onto Level 7 studies, such as Masters degree courses. Previous graduates have progressed into careers in behaviour and training, some have entered into work in zoos, animal rescue centres and veterinary practices. This course is taught at Witney College, at the Common Leys Campus or Solihull College. Therefore you may need to consider travel costs depending on your proximity to the campus.
This is a full-time, modular course requiring two days attendance per week for one year at Solihull College with additional time spent developing practical skills at Solihull's Animal Care Centre and in a work placement. The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Degree year builds on your previous study and offers completion of an Honours Degree. The programme develops contemporary, high-level animal behaviour and welfare knowledge and skills, through modules which are at the cutting edge of their fields and/or look at new and emerging subject areas. During this year you also get the opportunity to pursue a research interest of your choice whilst completing your dissertation module.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not available to applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. At Oxford Brookes we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. We have information on how to apply to Oxford Brookes as an international applicant on our website. https://www.brookes.ac.uk/Study/International-students/Applying-to-arriving/How-to-apply
Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in the Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or an equivalent relevant animal related level 5 qualification of 240 CAT points, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University. Students who have studied the HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile.
English language requirements
Further information on our English language requirements can be found on our website.
English language requirement
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7570||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7570||Year 1|
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