University Centre Peterborough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Animal Management and Welfare (Top-Up)

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Course summary

The Animal Management and Welfare top up degree is tailored for students who wish to develop skills in animal management acquired at level 5 and specialise in an area of the industry of their choosing. The course encourages students to develop their analytical and critical evaluation skills through the application of behaviour, captive breeding and welfare assessments to enhance animal management for health, welfare, conservation and rehabilitation. Students will also be able to enhance their practical skills of animal husbandry, behaviour modification, breeding for conservation, animal nursing and welfare improvement. Student will learn about the essentials of experimental design and data analysis in preparation for their dissertation, in which students will undertake an independent research project to analyse a specific research question/hypothesis. Students will have the opportunity to study in the on-site Animal Management Centre which is home to over a hundred species of exotic and domestic animals ranging from hamsters, rats and budgies to tenrecs, meerkats and pythons.

Course details


YEAR 1 (LEVEL6) Applied Animal Behaviour and Enrichment (15 credits) Animal Welfare and Ethics (15 credits) Undergraduate Major Project (30 credits) Experimental Design and Analysis (15 credits) Captive Breeding and Husbandry (15 credits) Animal Nursing and Rehabilitation (15 credits) Human-Wildlife Conflict (15 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) 75% Coursework 25% Undergraduate Major Project

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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Stamford College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8000 Year 1
England £8000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8000 Year 1
Scotland £8000 Year 1
Wales £8000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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