Animal Science and Behaviour at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS

Course summary

The course is delivered at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course provides students with an ideal opportunity to focus on the issues relating to animal welfare, health, physiology and behaviour. This work is underpinned by current and emerging scientific research. The course will prepare you for a wide range of careers throughout the animal industry. The first year of the course provides the underpinning knowledge necessary for study in this field. Several of these modules are shared with the Foundation Degree course routes with separate tutorial sessions providing the opportunity for stronger academic and research focus. The themes of animal behaviour and welfare are further developed in the second year of the course. Students will also have the option to choose one module from animals in society, international wildlife conservation or professional practice. The final year of the course includes the carrying out of a comprehensive industry related research project. The focus in the other modules is on applied research techniques, behavioural ecology and companion animal behaviour.


Year 1 - Animal Anatomy and Physiology; Practical Animal and Professional Skills; Animal Husbandry; Animal Health and Nutrition; Introduction to Animal Welfare; Animal Behaviour and Training. Year 2 - Research Methods; Animal Welfare and Legislation (double module); Applied Animal Behaviour; Genetics and Breeding; Biological Basis of Behaviour. Year 3 - Research Project (double module); Behavioural Ecology; Companion Animal Science; Innovations in Animal Research (double module).

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Normally 5 GCSEs Including Maths and English (or equivalents) are required, however, applicants are advised to check with the University Centre if they do not possess the specific qualifications. The University Centre may consider applicants with work experience within a relevant industry in place of some qualifications. Applicants who believe they may be eligible for Accreditation of Prior Certificated and/or Experiential Learning (APCL/APEL) will be considered on an individual basis. If you have any queries in relation to entry qualifications, then please contact the University Centre directly.

Additional entry requirements


You may be required to attend an interview and will be contacted directly if this is the case.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6Applicants for whom English is a second language must be able to demonstrate proof of International English Language Testing System at level 6.0 (with no component score lower than 5.5) or equivalent.

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 £14500 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Additional costs for items that are essential for the course include: black warehouse coat - £15, laboratory coat - £12, waterproofs and boots - £50. Additional costs for opportunities and items that are optional for the course include: binoculars - £30; field study trip to Shamwari Game Reserve (South Africa) - £3,500
Animal Science and Behaviour at University Centre Myerscough - UCAS