University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up)

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Course summary

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The Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare) can be followed by the one year BSc (Hons) Animal Management top-up to gain a full honours degree. The course includes specialist modules and practical experience with a range of domestic and companion species, enabling students to understand the behaviour and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild. Work in the field will expand your knowledge of animal behaviour, and there is an opportunity for dissertation work in the BSc top-up year, which will allow you to work with lecturing staff on relevant unique research projects. The course features:

  • Member of British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)
  • Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade
  • Students will have the opportunity to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including southern Africa, South America and Europe
  • Centre houses over 1,000 animals and 125 species including:
  • Mammals: serval , tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarins, otters, capybara, meerkats, and wallabies, among others
  • Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars, among others.
  • Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons, among others
  • Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish.
  • Invertebrates: tarantula, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts, among others.

Course details


Level 6 Dissertation† Animal Cognition Animal Social Behaviour Applications of Animal Behaviour for Conservation*1 Animal Parasitology*1 Scientific Communication & Zoo Education*1 Animal Rehabilitation Therapies*2 Behavioural Enrichment & Training*2

  • Denotes optional modules. The number corresponds to the combination for selection.
† Dissertation is a double-weighted module, worth 40 credits. Therefore, only five modules are selected for study on this programme.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study for more information please see our Course Information on our website.

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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeD301
Institution code R14
Campus nameUniversity Centre Reaseheath
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 full-time Level 6 'Top-up' is designed for students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) or equivalent programme, and who now wish to progress onto the full-time BSc (Hons) in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up).
HND (BTEC) P - D Successful in completion in relevant subject

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11800 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS