Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS

University Centre Reaseheath

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Chester

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

Course summary

Do you want to explore a career with captive domestic or exotic animals that aspires to the highest standards of welfare and behavioural diversity? As a student on the course, you will have regular access to the zoo-licensed animal centre facilities at University Centre Reaseheath, which boasts a range of exotic zoo species, in addition to domestic species. Additionally, you can expect an interactive and personable learning experience that draws upon the expertise of our team of industry experienced staff. As part of this course, you will develop a range of academic and professional skills, related to the behaviour and welfare of captive animals. Through practical husbandry sessions, ethical debates and behavioural observations, you will gain a greater appreciation for the goals and challenges of managing animals in a captive situation. This knowledge can be applied to a range of careers, with transferable skills working with animals in large- or small-scale collections. Course Features:

  • Ethical debates on animal welfare, including guest speakers from a range of backgrounds
  • Opportunities to specialise in domestic or exotic species
  • Campus zoo, home to over 1,000 animals and 125 species including ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, raccoon dogs, otters, tapir, capybaras, owls, hawks, bearded dragons, kingsnakes, dart frogs, marine fish and much more
  • Overseas field courses to a range of localities including Southern Africa, South America and Europe.
Career Options:
  • Animal welfare officers
  • Animal behaviourists
  • Animal therapy and rehabilitation
  • Rescue centre animal care
  • Scientific research
  • Zoo-based husbandry and research


Dissertation† Animal Cognition Animal Rehabilitation Therapies Animal Parasitology* Conservation Education* Behavioural Enrichment & Training* Anthrozoology*

  • Denotes optional modules.
† Dissertation is a double-weighted module, worth 40 credits. Only five modules are selected for study on this programme.

Assessment method

The balance of assessment by examination and assessment by coursework depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: 60% coursework 40% written exams

How to apply

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University Centre Reaseheath
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

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Student Outcomes

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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 £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

You may have the opportunity to attend day trips or study tours within the UK and overseas. These trips vary each year and costs would be confirmed prior to booking. Examples of tours include a 3-day visit to Edinburgh Zoo and Scottish National Museum costing £200 (not including personal expenses) in 2019. Students may also wish to purchase their own personal copies of recommended set-texts to assist them with their studies. A full list of recommended texts is made available prior to enrolment. However, our campus library boasts sufficient stocks of all major texts to support student learning, frequently in e-book format, and the purchasing of texts is therefore not enforced.
Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up) at University Centre Reaseheath - UCAS