Writtle University College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare)

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Course summary

This biological science-based 2 year Diploma of Higher Education course combines both pure and applied sciences in the study of animals. Alongside practical animal management skills are topics relating to the underlying biological principles of biochemistry, genetics and animal growth, together with core subjects of behaviour and nutrition. This course is for those wishing to have a strong scientific understanding of animal biology and how it relates to animal health and disease, animal growth and their development. Option routes outlined below provide specialist teaching of pet behaviour and welfare, zoo and wildlife conservation, and farm livestock technology. If you are passionate about companion animals and looking for a course to learn about their behaviour and welfare then this is the option for you. Complementing the holistic approach of the Animal Management programme or the core scientific principles of the Animal Science programme, this course particularly prepares students for employment in the range of companion animal roles including pet behaviour councillors, pet nutritionists and pet animal welfare charities.

Course details

Modules

• Professional Skills for the Animal Industry • Animal Biology • Ethics of animal use Animals in Society • Animal Husbandry • Ecology and Evolution

Assessment method

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including. • Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions • Presentations - both individually and in small groups • Essays and technical reports • Assessed seminars • Case studies • Experimental work and laboratory reports • Poster presentations • Debates • Dissertation


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D314
Institution code:
W85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To include 4 GCSEs to include English, Maths and Science grade C/4

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

http://writtle.ac.uk/UG-Animal-Science-and-Animal-Management

Additional entry requirements

Other

The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email: [email protected]


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
40%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £12700 Year 1
International £12700 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare) at Writtle University College - UCAS