Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston Maurward College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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Developed in response to continued public interest in animal behaviour & welfare, fundamental legislative changes affecting how animals are kept & employer demand for highly qualified individuals within a range of animal management settings, this programme is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of animal behaviour. It will ultimately equip them with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs & devise appropriate management strategies for farm, laboratory, zoo & companion animals. This foundation degree is delivered by a team of highly experienced staff with a breadth of industry & research experience, including input from internationally renowned organisations. The course is presented through a combination of lectures, discussions, assignments, practical activities, visiting guest speakers, specialist visits & includes a 250 hour industry placement prior to starting Level 5. Students can also expect to attend a study tour.

Course details

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

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Course codeD390
Institution code K85
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level C Biological/Environmental Science or Psychology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM Level 3 Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Distinction in 90 Credit Diploma in Animal Management.
Access to HE Diploma P: 45 credits 45 credits of subject units at level 3 and 15 credits of academic skills.

Additional entry requirements


4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12330 Whole course

Additional fee information

There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. Day tours from £10-£20. Residential study tour for Allied Conservation of Wildlife c£100.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS