University of Chester has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus. The study of how and why animals behave as they do is a subject of enduring fascination, and one that helps humans understand the welfare needs of other animals. In addition, understanding the behaviour of animals has become an essential tool in promoting their conservation. Our course offers you an ideal opportunity to explore the study of animal behaviour practically and theoretically. Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research.
For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.
For Animal Behaviour the assessment is very varied. Over the course of the degree it is split approximately 50/50 in terms of coursework and examinations. Coursework tasks include essays, lab reports, field trip reports, posters and presentations. Examinations will make use of multi-choice and essay style questions. For Biology assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
|UCAS Tariff||112 points|
|A level||BCC - BBC||Biology or Applied Science|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Animal Care/Management or Applied Science|
|Access to HE Diploma||Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit.|
|Scottish Higher||BBBB||Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||26 points||5 in HL Biology|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H3, H3, H3, H3||Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology|
A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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