University of Lincoln

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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Course summary

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The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare degree employs a multidisciplinary and research-driven approach. You will be the opportunity to be taught by academics who are considered to be at the forefront of their respective fields. The course aims to help students develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand animal behaviour and welfare, working, for example, with insects, reptiles, birds and mammals. The range of specialist facilities available for the study of animal behaviour and welfare currently includes aquatic and reptile facilities, an insectary and a bioacoustics laboratory. The scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare can further our understanding of why animals behave in the way that they do. It reveals how best to respond to the challenges that face animals living in captive and wild environments.

Course details

Modules

In the first year, students can develop an understanding of how biological systems function, with a focus on topics such as anatomy, cell biology and genetics. Students are also introduced to the study of animal behaviour and welfare assessment. During the second year, students experience a range of research-led modules, including animal behaviour and ecology. In the final year, students undertake a supervised, independent research project in addition to studying key topics such as animal welfare science, animal cognition and the management of animal behaviour. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Some programmes provide you with the opportunity to focus your study in a particular area through optional modules. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB To include grade B from A Level Biology. Practical elements must be passed.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM BTEC Extended Diploma in Animal Management or Applied Science* accepted. *not all modules are accepted. Please contact our Admissions team for further information ([email protected]).
Access to HE Diploma 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 120 UCAS Tariff points, including 40 points from 15 credits in Biology
Scottish Higher 120 UCAS Tariff points to include 40 points from an Advanced Higher in Biology. A combination of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted."
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points To include Higher Level grade 5 in Biology.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and Science. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered. EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/english requirements.

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/english requirements. The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £15900 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at University of Lincoln - UCAS