The Cornwall College Group has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour. Through study of the underpinning science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species, e.g. companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals. You will focus on behaviour in the main vertebrate groups. There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the welfare of animals and the promotion of humane treatment of animals. As an FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work. Work-related learning is embedded within the Personal & Employability Skills Development and Animal Behaviour in Practice modules. You will have the opportunity to experience the world of work, even if you are studying full-time. Possible Progression (subject to availability) – BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University – BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay – BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University Possible Careers – Enrichment Advisor – Field Researcher – Dog Trainer – Animal Therapy Assistant – Animal Behaviourist
Indicative Module Year 1: Animal Training, Key Professional Skills, Anthrozoology, Psychological Principles, Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour, Health & Welfare of Animals, Evolutionary Theories. Year 2: Animal Behaviour in Practice, Animal Behaviour Management & Therapy, Behaviour Ecology, Individual Research Project, Education & Interpretation in Public Spaces, Applied Psychology
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||48 points||From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.|
|A level||DD||At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP||In an appropriate subject.|
|Access to HE Diploma||Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.|
|Scottish Higher||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP grades in an appropriate subject.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||24 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.|
Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£5733.33||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6633.33||Year 1|