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

Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation

Course summary

The Foundation Degree in 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 focusing 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 opportunities to work with employers, and to develop industry-related skills through authentic style assessment. The foundation degree is the fundamental 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 University Centre Kingston Maurward. Modules In Year One students complete the following modules: Study and Research Skills, Vertebrate and Invertebrate Biology, Animal Health and Disease, Welfare, Legislation and Ethics, Principles of Conservation, Principles of Animal Behaviour, and Professional Industry Skills Development. In Year Two students study core modules in: Breeding Genetics and Welfare, Specialist Research Project, Applied Husbandry and Nutrition and Anthrozoology There are option modules in recommended career pathways as follows: Animal Conservation Pathway recommended option Units: Research and Education in Conservation, Applied Conservation for Wildlife Animal Management Pathway recommended option units: Applied Behaviour Management, Therapy and Rehabilitation in Animals

Modules

Year 1: Study & Research Skills​ General Principles of Conservation Animal Health & Disease Principles of Animal Behaviour​ Welfare & Legislation, Ethics​ Vertebrate and Invertebrate Biology​ Professional Industry Development Year 2: Breeding Genetics and Welfare, Specialist Research Project, Applied Husbandry and Nutrition and Anthrozoology There are option modules in recommended career pathways as follows: Animal Conservation Pathway recommended option Units: Research and Education in Conservation, Applied Conservation for Wildlife Animal Behaviour Pathway recommended option units: Applied Behaviour Management, Therapy and Rehabilitation in Animals

Assessment method

The programme uses a range of assessment methods such as reports, presentation and practical assessments. The programme uses an authentic assessment approach. Tasks will mirror industry focused activities such as Protocols, welfare assessments, campaign materials and management plans.

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

Application codes

Course code:
D392
Institution code:
K85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This programme accepts applications from international students. International students will need to ensure they can comply with UK visa requirements before enrolment, and for the length of the programme. The College has a limited accommodation offer available, but can provide additional support on request to find other local accommodation. Applicants will need to ensure they meet entry requirements for qualifications, experience and English language through IELTS.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)


Student Outcomes

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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 £9700 Year 1
International £9700 Year 1

Additional fee information

There may be additional costs such as accessing the College transport network, suitable PPE and other course materials. Some offsite visits may require an additional charge (c.£10-£15). Residential Study Tours are sometimes available but this may also include costs (c.£250-£300).
Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS