University Centre Reaseheath has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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.
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
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!
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|Campus name||University Centre Reaseheath|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|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
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|