Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Animal Conservation) Top Up

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Course summary

This programme is one of two Top Up courses offered by the college in Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation. Both are designed to provide clear career based pathways at BSc (Hons) level into key aspects of the animal industry. Core units on both programmes provide a fundamental basis for the development of skills and understanding in Human-Animal Interactions and Animal Behaviour, that are relevant to both husbandry and conservation. Alongside this the programmes develops skills for employment with the industry, or further study or research at postgraduate level. The Animal Conservation Top Up uses specialist units to explore the use of reintroductions from captive populations and other techniques for the successful management of populations of species in the wild. Behavioural Ecology allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the development of behaviours in the natural environment. It also provides skills in behavioural field work through active research projects. Modules Students on the programme will study the following modules: Individual Research Dissertation, Anthrozoology, Animal Cognition, Skills for Industry Practice, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Behavioural Ecology, Wildlife Population Recovery

Course details


Individual Research Dissertation (30) Anthrozoology (15) Animal Cognition (15) Skills for Industry Practice (15) Emerging Infectious Diseases (15) Behavioural Ecology (15) Wildlife Population Recovery (15)

Assessment method

This course is assessed by coursework, presentations, authentic style reports and examinations.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

The programme is designed as a specific continuation of the FdSc in Animal Behaviour Welfare and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College. However, applications are warmly welcomed from external applicants with qualifications, including those from international students, in an appropriate range of animal behaviour and welfare related subjects at Foundation Degree or HND level. Entry requirements are for a Pass grade or 120 credits, or equivalent, at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

This course id designed for progression from Foundation Degrees.

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English language requirements

International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
International £10500 Whole course

Additional fee information

There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. 5 day field trip to Lundy Island estimated cost £275 Some day trips may have entrance fee costs c£15-30.
Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Animal Conservation) Top Up at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS