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Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus. The study of how and why animals behave as they do is a subject of enduring fascination, and one that helps humans understand the welfare needs of other animals. In addition, understanding the behaviour of animals has become an essential tool in promoting their conservation. Our course offers you an ideal opportunity to explore the study of animal behaviour practically and theoretically. A Psychology degree from Chester will equip you with a broad range of employability skills, including literacy, numeracy, critical appraisal, data handling, communication, and logical problem-solving skills. If you are interested in a career in psychology, there are specialist routes through the course where you can take relevant elective modules at each level. Many Psychology departments offer Single Honours degrees accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). However, Chester is unusual in that it also offers accredited Combined Honours degrees for students who major in Psychology.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
For Psychology assessment methods for each module vary, but usually include coursework and examinations. The coursework may involve a traditional essay or, more commonly, a workshop task, presentation, or a case study. Assessments are designed to develop your employability skills as well as allowing you to show your understanding of psychology. For Animal Behaviour assessment is very varied. Over the course of the degree it is split approximately 50/50 in terms of coursework and examinations. Coursework tasks include essays, lab reports, field trip reports, posters and presentations. Examinations will make use of multi-choice and essay style questions
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry: GCE A Level: Biology or Applied Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Animal Care/Management or Applied Science|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||including 5 in HL Biology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or 5 (though we will consider grade 4 if accompanied by grade C in A level Psychology). GCSE English at grade C/4 or above is also required. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot consider GCSE equivalencies but can consider the Edge Hill University GCSE Equivalency Test. A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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