Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

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Course summary

TEF Bronze

Kingston Maurward College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.

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This Top-Up course has been developed to enable students with prior qualifications at Foundation Degree level to progress to an Honours Degree award. This one year programme builds on key subject areas in cognition, human relations with animals and the role of captivity in animal conservation to enable students to develop skills in critical evaluation and analysis of our management of wild, captive and companion animals. Through option units students can specialise in areas such as the role of zoos in conservation or the control of disease in wild and captive populations. A key element of the course is the dissertation, through which students will manage a research based project to successful completion and develop an understanding of the process of active research including the effective presentation of their findings.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

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Course codeD391
Institution code K85
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff The programme is designed as a specific continuation of the Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour & Welfare at Kingston Maurward College. However, applications are warmly welcomed from external applicants with qualifications in an appropriate range of animal behaviour and welfare related subject at foundation degree or HND level. Entry requirements are for a Pass grade at level 5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Whole course

Additional fee information

There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. 7 day field trip to Lundy Island (Behavioural Ecology) estimated cost £200. 3 day student tour to Chester Zoo (Zoo Conservation Biology) estimated cost £100 to £150. Some day trips may have entrance fee costs £150£30.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up) at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS