Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (Top Up) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS

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Course summary

Are you interested in animal behaviour and studying in an applied manner? If so, our BSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (Top-up) is for you. Utilising a wide range of animals, our flexible learning environment will allow you to apply the knowledge you use to practical situations across a range of disciplines. Your academic curriculum will be supported by our extensive practical facilities. The Animal Management Centre houses a wide range of animals including primates, exotic and small mammals, reptiles, birds, invertebrates and fish. In addition, you will have access to Bishop Burton’s licensed boarding kennels and grooming parlour, a working farm with a variety of livestock and a large equine yard housing over 80 horses. Modules Year 1: Advanced Animal Training Animal Communication Consulting in Animal Behaviour Management Final Project Learning and Teaching Approach We utilise a range of teaching approaches to ensure inclusivity. Our theory lectures are student focused, delivering the core content and providing you with underpinning knowledge. To complement these, group seminars are used to reinforce concepts, allowing you to apply the theory utilising our extensive resources (including our Animal Management Centre, farm, laboratory) embedding industry skills and graduate attributes. Guest lecturers and visiting specialists will supplement your learning by sharing their industry skills and knowledge, demonstrating how you would apply your learning within industry. This ensures that you have the latest knowledge for your field of study. Field trips will further enhance your learning and provide you with the opportunity to apply theory in the field. We take a student-centred approach to enhance your independent learning that takes place outside the classroom. This programme centres around in-person lecturing with the use of blended learning to support learning opportunities, such as facilitating international guest speakers. What is the contact time? Approximately 16 hours a week to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are also expected to carry out a significant amount of private study in addition to contact time (25-30 hours a week). A part-time option is also available. Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week. Progression Graduates may choose to progress to the MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training or MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare which are available via blended learning at University Centre Bishop Burton.

Assessment method

Assessment includes written assignments, seminars, poster presentations, training practical, practical reports and demonstrations. There are no formal examinations. Opportunities for feedback on assessments are available prior to the final submission to support your development and achievement. Staff aim to return assessed work within a 20-working day timeframe (not including holidays) so that you can most benefit from the feedback.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

University Centre Bishop Burton welcome applicants from overseas. You will need to be issued with a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to apply for your student visa to the UK. You will need to pay your course fees in full prior to a CAS being sent to you. In order for us to process this and for us to comply with our duties as a Sponsor we are required to check other aspects of your application, for example your financial status. For more details please visit

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

You will need to have an appropriate subject relevant HND or Level 5 qualification, ideally within animal training, behaviour and/or management. Other programmes can also be considered. You will need an appropriate academic reference. Life and / or experience of non-traditional students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.

Additional entry requirements


GCSE English at grade C/4 or above

English language requirements

If first language is not English, or a Tier 4 student visa to study is required and GCSE grade C/4 English or equivalent is not held, English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill) will need evidencing.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8950 Year 1
England £8950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8950 Year 1
Scotland £8950 Year 1
Wales £8950 Year 1
International £12782 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Animal Behaviour and Training (Top Up) at University Centre Bishop Burton - UCAS