University Centre Myerscough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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Course summary

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Students will be provided with an opportunity to focus on the issues relating to animal welfare, health, physiology and behaviour, whilst familiarising themselves with current and emerging scientific research.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 - Academic and Professional Skills; Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Health and Nutrition (1.5 module); Animal Husbandry and Training (1.5 module); Introduction to Animal Behaviour Year 2 - Research Methods; Animal Welfare and Legislation (double module); Applied Animal Behaviour; Genetics and Breeding; Elective Year 3 - Research Project (double module); Behavioural Ecology; Companion Animal Behaviour; Applied Animal Science Research (double module)


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 codeD320
Institution code M99
Campus namePreston Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level BCC 3 A-levels at minimum C or above
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) will also be considered.
Scottish Higher AACC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D Alternative equivalent Level 3 qualifications such as City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) will also be considered.
Scottish Advanced Higher CDD

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

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 £12700 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include: black warehouse coat - £15, laboratory coat - £12, waterproofs and boots - £50. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: binoculars - £30; field study trip to Shamwari Game Reserve (South Africa) - £3,500
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS