Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation

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Course summary

The FdSc Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation develops knowledge and practical skills for further study and employment in key aspects of the animal industry. Core subjects allow graduates from the programme to demonstrate understanding and application in fundamental elements of animal welfare and husbandry. Option units allow students to progress along career pathways focussing on animal behaviour or animal conservation. Students can elect to take options that cover both of these aspects, or choose module combinations that are designed to develop particular knowledge and skills in these two fields in the animal industry. The course provides opportunties to work with employers, and to develop industry-related skills through authentic style assessment. The foundation degree is the fundmental course for progression to Top Up programmes at Level 6 to gain BSc (hons) degrees. This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the following areas: animal welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, wildlife conservation organisations, animal collections, laboratory technicians, animal behaviour consultancy and training. Graduates have progressed to postgraduate qualifications following completion of the BSc Top Up year at Kingston Maurward College. In 2017-18, 100% of our graduates were employed or in further study on Top Up programmes. Modules In Year One students complete the following modules: Study and Research Skills, Functional Anatomy and Physiology, Animal Health and Disease, Animal Welfare and Legislation, Principles of Animal Ecology, Principles of Animal Behaviour, Wildlife Conservation Principles and Practice andWork Based Learning. In Year Two students study core modules in: Applied Breeding and population Genetics, Specialist Research Project, Applied Animal Husbandry, Animal Nutrition and Topics in Applied Psychology There are option modules in recommended career pathways as follows: Animal Conservation Pathway recommended option Units: Field Study Skills for Conservation, Habitat Management for Wildlife and Wildlife Rehabilitation Animal Behaviour Pathway recommended option units: Applied Behaviour Management, Therapy and Rehabilitation in Animals and Wildlife Rehabilitation

Course details


Year One (Level 4) Study and Research Skills. Functional Anatomy and Physiology. Animal Health and Disease. Animal Welfare and Legislation. Principles of Animal Ecology Principles of Animal Behaviour Wildlife Conservation Principles and Practice Work Based Learning. Year Two (Level 5) Applied Breeding and population Genetics Specialist Research Project Applied Animal Husbandry Animal Nutrition Topics in Applied Psychology Animal Conservation Pathway recommended option Units Field Study Skills for Conservation Habitat Management for Wildlife Wildlife Rehabilitation Animal Behaviour Pathway recommended option units Applied Behaviour Management Therapy and Rehabilitation in Animals Wildlife Rehabilitation

Assessment method

This course is assessed by coursework, presentations, authentic style assessment and examinations

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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English language requirements

International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £6500 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6500 Year 1
England £6500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6500 Year 1
Scotland £6500 Year 1
Wales £6500 Year 1
EU £9500 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

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Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS