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The programme provides deeper insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of companion animal species and application of theory to improve problem behaviours. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the management of companion animal behaviour predominantly, however in year 1 of the course students can explore content relating to other animal species. As many people working in the companion animal industry are business owners, this is incorporated into the course. PROGRAMME MODULES Year 1: (30 credits each) → Animal Behaviour → Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition → Practical Projects, Enrichment and Training → Professional Development in the Work Environment Year 2: (30 credits each) → Problem Behaviour Management → Business Management → Research Methods → Professional Development in the Work Environment 2 CAREERS You could work in the field of canine and feline behaviour and/or training, or set up your own business to offer services such as dog walking, pet sitting or animal behaviour services. You could also work with charitable organisations involved with re-homing pets.
Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal behaviour (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical projects, enrichment and training (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); problem behaviour management (30 credits); business and events management (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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- Merrist Wood College
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Oxford City Centre Campus
Clearing contact details
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Sue Taylor, HE Admissions Co-ordinator