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
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We can accept applications from UK/EU nationals who live outside the EU, however The Cornwall College Group is unable to accept applications from non-UK/EU nationals who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK at this time.
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.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8600||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9950||Year 1|