The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Foundation Degree provides a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of animal species and application of theory to maintain animal welfare. This includes, but is not limited to, companion animals, production livestock, zoos and aquaria and free ranging wild animals. Through academic course-based delivery, supported by integrated professional development, students will be able to engage with National Occupational Standards (NOS) and enhance their employment opportunities. Study of the subject area can open up a broad range of career pathways.
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); animal and human interactions (30 credits); animal welfare and ethics (30 credits). Total 120 credits.
You will be 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 assignments.
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
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8000*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.