The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare programme is offered full-time or part-time. With a Level 6 top up for graduates of a Foundation Degree or HNC/HND in Animal subjects. This course provides the opportunity to study animal behaviour, physiology and welfare and how evolutionary adaptations and environmental stimuli impact survival, behaviour and health. The study of animal behaviour is applied to improving training, care and welfare management of animals, and is used in conservation of indigenous and worldwide-endangered species. The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare allows undergraduates the opportunity to broaden their knowledge in the underlying scientific principles of animal ethology, behaviour and physiology, and the application of this knowledge to welfare and conservation.
This Framework aims to develop your professional skills and competence alongside your academic subject knowledge. You’ll study up to 40 credits per level throughout your programme from the Graduate Attributes Framework. The Graduate Attribute modules are designed to enable you to develop, and evidence, a range of career-focused skills related to your subject area. These skills include digital competency, research and project management, as well as such personal competencies as communication, creativity, self-reflection, resilience and problem-solving.
Assessment is varied and suited to individual module requirements and includes: Essays; Presentations; Written Reports; Case Study Reports; Examinations; Independent Practical research/observations; Research Portfolios; Seminar Presentations. Entry will be granted to applicants who demonstrate the academic ability and potential to benefit from the porgramme, students will be expected to have four GCSEs at C and above and 16 UCAS points. Students entering study at Level 4, will require a Level 3 qualification with a pass grade or above and preferably have undertaken some work experience with animals. For those students wishing to enrol directly at Level 6 for the 'top up' option entry requirements are a Foundation Degree in Animal Science or HND Animal Studies havng achieved suitable modules for application for accreditiaion of prior certification. Mature students will be considered on an individual basis as industrially relevant qualifications and experience can be taken into consideration. Applicants that have not achieved a HND or Foundation Degree on application will be required to undertake study at Level 4 & 5 before progressing onto the BSc Level 6 modules.
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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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.