This course produces graduates at the cutting edge of their profession and emphasises current thinking and novel developments in animal behaviour and welfare. These topics have been interwoven throughout all modules to form the core focus though this course remains broad based. A key feature of the course is the emphasis on practical opportunities for work-based learning, which takes advantage of the college's close links to the industry and its excellent Animal Care Centre where practical work can be undertaken. There will also be external visits and guest speakers.
This is a full-time, modular course requiring two days attendance per week for two years at Abingdon & Witney College with additional time spent developing practical skills at Common Leys Farm and in a work placement. In Year 1 you will be introduced to critical thinking and academic writing, and will develop a portfolio to support your professional development alongside a work placement. You also progress practical handling and husbandry skills. You are introduced to the principles of animal behaviour alongside current welfare and ethical issues. This will lead to an exploration of welfare issues in a diverse range of contextualised scenarios in Year 2. You will undertake applied behaviour studies to improve welfare in husbandry management practices. In Year 2 you also start developing research skills as you carry out an individually chosen research project. This will have a specific focus on monitoring and improving animal behaviour and welfare within the industry.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in the Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or an equivalent relevant animal related level 5 qualification of 240 CAT points, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University. Students who have studied the HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile.
Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£3785||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£3785||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.