The BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation, Behaviour and Welfare has been designed alongside employers and will enable you to become both skilled and qualified in the fields of animal management, conservation science, behaviour and welfare. You will examine the scientific principles and impact of conservation practices and how they promote natural animal behaviour. The ethics and motivations behind activities such as poaching, trophy hunting and breeding for sports will be explored. Your professional practice will be developed using a wide range of species to enable the application of theory to practical situations such as behaviour monitoring and assessment and welfare standards This course will equip you with the scientific knowledge and practical skills for a range of areas within the animal industry focusing on: conservation biology, ecology, animal ethics, welfare and behaviour and your professional practice (including animal husbandry). Professional development with be embedded throughout the programme to enable students to have a fully developed skills set upon entering the animal management industry. Professional development will encompass practical skills development, graduate skills development and transferable skills development. The unique selling point of this programme incorporates the strong partnership University Centre Weston has developed with Puxton Park. You will experience a practical provision that is an active working business. In addition to this, Puxton Park have a wide range of species held for conservation projects, agricultural and domestic purposes, providing students with the opportunity to work with a variety of species in a range of contexts.
Year 1 Animal Biology Working in the Animal Industry Introduction to Ecology and Conservation Applied Animal Behaviour Introduction to Animal Welfare. Year 2 Research Methods Conservation Genetics Professional Practice in the Animal Industry Animal Welfare and Ethics Biodiversity and sampling techniques Year 3 Data Analysis and Conservation Environmental extremes and diversity of life Conservation and wildlife management Dissertation Behavioural ecology and conservation
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 3
Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)
a Foundation degree or equivalent in a related subject.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8900||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£8900||Year 1|
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University Centre Weston
Weston super Mare
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