University of Lincoln

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare

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Course summary

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 codes

Course code:
D790
Institution code:
L39
Campus name:
Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

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

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification 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.


English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. All full-time Animal Behaviour and Welfare students may take an optional placement year between the second and third year of the programme. These placements are student-led though you will be continuously supported by academic staff throughout. Placements provide you with the opportunity to gain valuable workplace experience and a chance to hone your skills in a professional environment. When you are on an optional placement in the UK, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at University of Lincoln - UCAS