Hartpury University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (with Foundation Year)

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Course summary

Develop your expertise in animal behaviour and welfare and turn your passion into your career. Study the fascinating biology behind behaviour and consider ethical issues. This foundation year pathway provides an alternative route into degree-level study. It’s ideal for those who need to gain subject-specific knowledge and skills in order to progress onto the full BSc qualification. You’ll be exposed to the latest research in the field of animal behaviour and welfare, and develop industry-standard practical skills to assess welfare, measure behaviour, train animals and manage domestic, exotic and wild species. Gain first-hand experience of fieldwork and research through trips and interactions with industry professionals. Whether you want to become a welfare officer, trainer or researcher, you’ll be prepared for a range of careers in the animal sector. If you’re considering going into international conservation, an optional field trip to Mankwe Wildlife Reserve, South Africa, allows you to experience wildlife and conservation in action, for a valuable insight into this rewarding career. Benefit from a 360-hectare campus that’s home to a diverse range of animals. Our 70-species Animal Collection provides opportunities to assess domestic and non-domestic animals in different contexts. You’ll also have access to our commercial farm and equine yard.

Course details

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future. Modules include: Foundation Skills Development, Academic Skills in Practice (internship), Reviewing Literature, Foundation Animal Studies, Foundation Biological Principles, Animal Behaviour, Animal Genetics, Animal Health and Disease, Introduction to Animal Welfare, Systems Biology, Biodiversity, Fundamental Skills for the Animal Scientist, Animal Welfare Assessment, Ethics and Welfare, Undergraduate Research Process, Dissertation, Animal Trade and Welfare Modules are sometimes subject to change. Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-animal-behaviour-and-welfare-with-foundation-year/


How to apply

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

We have a strong global community, with students and staff from over 60 countries. Our dedicated International team will support you through every step of your university journey – from initial enquiry to enrolment and graduation. They’ll guide you through living and learning in the UK, making your application, visas, student finance, accommodation and much more. They’ll also arrange for you to be collected from your airport or train station on arrival and support you to settle in to university life in your first term. As an international student, you’re guaranteed accommodation in your first year.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language and Mathematics are required. We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications. If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme. Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.


Unistats information

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84%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £13000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Sandwich Year £925 Part time (maximum) £6,935 The above fees may change as a result of the UK leaving the EU. They are also subject to approval in the Access and Participation Plan, and the OfS.

Sponsorship information

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students. Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (with Foundation Year) at Hartpury University - UCAS