Glyndwr University, Wrexham has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science is top in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community in the 2019 National Student Survey. This broad-cased programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to enter a variety of professions within the animal sector. Students will: • develop their knowledge in the core themes of animal behaviour, welfare and conservation. • design and implement their own research project, enabling them to specialise in an area of their choice. • enjoy personal and professional development to maximise employability within the industry. • have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland at our Northop campus. • enjoy off-site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues. KEY COURSE FEATURES • Number one in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community in the 2019 National Student Survey • Develop high level knowledge of animal physiology, 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 Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science includes employment or post-graduate study.
YEAR 1 (LEVEL 4) In the first year you are introduced to the concepts of biology, animal behaviour and welfare that you will use throughout the rest of your course. Laboratory skills are essential to science and you will receive a foundation in these. You will develop animal husbandry skills and knowledge. You will also undertake a period of work experience so that you become familiar with the animal sector and develop practical skills necessary for the workplace. YEAR 2 (LEVEL 5) In the second year you will build upon knowledge gained in your first year and develop your understanding of a variety of topics in more detail. You will learn about nutrition, physiology, conservation, and population biology. You will also learn research skills and report writing within research methodologies. YEAR 3 (LEVEL 6) The final year provides students with the opportunity to complete their own unique piece of research, thus enabling them to focus on a topic of choice. Conservation, stress and welfare are concentrated on in this final year, together with methods of behaviour modification. Career development is also a central theme, and third years are expected to complete additional professional development activities alongside their degree to enhance their chances of employment. Module details are available on our website.
BSc (Hons) Animal Science modules are assessed in a wide variety of ways. This includes academic essays, research posters, presentations, seminar discussions, exams, portfolios, reflective practice and practical assessment. The balance between the different forms of assessment is determined by the different aims and learning outcomes of the modules. Module delivery is achieved through a combination of theoretical lectures, seminar discussions, guest lectures, educational visits, and practical work. Between lectures students are expected to read around their subjects making use of the detailed reading lists published in Module Guides. Teaching and learning Wrexham 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.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
If you require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, please apply through Centurus at https://centurusone.com/apply/1111.
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM|
|Access to HE Diploma||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Scottish Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|AS||Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||112 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff point requirement.|
|Extended Project||Accepted as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 112 UCAS Tariff requirement.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||112 UCAS Tariff points|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||At least four GCSEs at grade C (including English and Maths).|
Wrexham Glyndwr University takes into account a variety of qualifications and experience when considering applications to our programmes. If you are unsure if the qualifications you currently hold will be accepted for entry, or if you're not sure you'll achieve the required UCAS Tariff points, please contact us at [email protected] for further advice and guidance.
Additional entry requirements
An animal background is required. This may be achieved from work experience in the animal sector, and/or from an informal means such as breeding or keeping animals for leisure purposes.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.