Develop your expertise in animal behaviour and welfare and turn your passion into your career. Study the fascinating biology behind the behaviour and consider ethical issues. Top-up your existing qualification to a full BSc degree. Whether you want to become a welfare officer, trainer or researcher, you’ll be well-prepared for a range of careers in the animal sector. You’ll be exposed to the latest research in the field of animal behaviour and welfare, and develop industry-standard practical skills to assess welfare, measure behaviour, train animals and manage domestic, exotic and wild species. Choose from a range of optional modules, including animal trade and welfare, wildlife and zoo management, anthrozoology, animal psychology, biodiversity, conservation and pet behaviour counselling. Benefit from a 360-hectare campus that’s home to a diverse range of animals. Our 70-species animal collection provides opportunities to assess domestic and non-domestic animals in different contexts. As part of your top-up year, you’ll undertake an applied research project. Delve deeper into an area you’re passionate about and contribute to research that’s making a difference to the lives of animals.
Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Investigative Skills for the Successful Undergraduate, Applied Research Project, Animal Trade and Welfare Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-animal-behaviour-and-welfare-level-6-entry/
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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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The following entry points are available for this course:
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We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.
We may interview applicants with non-traditional qualifications to ensure this is the right course for you.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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