Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Top-Up) at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Top-Up)

Course summary

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation top-up programme follows on from our FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation. It provides a balanced package of skills and knowledge, tailored for those wishing to enter an animal care sector profession. Students will: • study on a course rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey • develop and advance their existing knowledge in the core themes of animal welfare, behaviour and conservation. • design and implement a research study of their choice. • gain personal and professional development to maximise employability within the industry. • have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland on our Northop campus. • enjoy off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues. Students who have completed HND, FdSc or Dip HE in a related subject at other institutions can also join the course. Key course features • Develop high level knowledge of animal behaviour, training, welfare, and conservation. • Urban and rural study environments - split your study time between the Northop campus set in the stunning North Wales countryside and our Wrexham campus, on the edge of the largest town in North East Wales. • Excellent links with industry. Opportunities to carry out your own research project in a specialism of your choice within variety of settings. • Industry-active staff with specialist academic and practical skills, and experience of working with a range of domestic, and wild animals. • Join our zoological society and enjoy a range of events, activities and trips throughout the year. • Progression from the BSc (Hons) Animal Studies includes employment or post-graduate study. • Rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) Conservation Policy: This module will enable you to explore the ecology of a range of animal species native to the UK and understand the need for, and methods of, conservation of these species including Environmental Impact Assessment. Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: This module will enable you to review relevant literature to present a research proposal that forms an appropriate and ethically sound basis for a research project. It will teach you methods of data collection and statistical analysis to interpret those data. Research Project: This module gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research in a topic which particularly interests you. In doing this project you will review literature pertinent to the chosen area of research, evaluate relevant research design and develop a suitable method for data collection and analysis, analyse and interpret data collected and finally write up and discuss your findings in relation to the existing knowledge. Advanced Animal Welfare: The module enables students to explore how stress can be managed in a range of environments and situations. It also aims provide students with an understanding of the physiological and behavioural adaptations of animals resulting from modern use and husbandry. Animal Behaviour Modification: The module aims to develop students’ awareness of the need for a systematic approach to understanding the aetiology of behavioural problems seen in animals. It will extend their understanding of how to analyse behavioural problems in animals and appreciate the limitations of relevant diagnostic techniques. Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: The module equips students with the skills to critically evaluate research design as applicable to animal science and welfare management, to select and justify appropriate methods for data collection and analysis, and to critically reflect on personal development over the duration of the programme of study, linking scholarship and practice through reflection on specific professional development activities. The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment method

The course comprises a range of modules that are assessed by theoretical and in some cases practical coursework. Types of assessment include, portfolios, reports, seminars, and research proposals. TEACHING AND LEARNING Glyndŵr University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available. The learning and teaching strategy is designed to have a continued emphasis on student-centred learning and employ teaching methods that promote effective learning, self-development and reflection. The Animal studies BSc (Hons) Top up programme includes a variety of learning and teaching methods in the class, practical settings and sessions delivered within the workplace. These include: • Lectures and demonstrations • Seminars and workshops • Tutorials • Group and project work • Reflective reports • External speakers • Educational visits and study days • Tutor and students led sessions • Critical appraisal • Portfolio development

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A foundation degree or equivalent in animal studies or a closely related subject.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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