Craven College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Animal Husbandry & Welfare (subject to validation)

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Course summary

This superb new course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of animal management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of animals, enable you to acquire practical animal management skills and devise welfare management strategies pertinent to the animal sector. The programme reflects the rural location of the college; along with its land-based specialism, the college is also a member of Landex which allows a more practical offer than courses at traditional Universities. The state of the art Animal Management Centre enhances the high-quality provision for Animal Management students, providing bespoke facilities for a wide variety of species. A graduate in Animal Behaviour and Welfare will be able to demonstrate academic research and project management skills, field and sector-specific skills and the ability to apply research and theory to practical situations. For this reason, the teaching strategy blends the conceptual and the vocational and includes lectures, tutorials, practical workshops, visits, guest speakers, peer teaching and peer review. An active approach to learning is encouraged and students will undertake research, discussion and activities within sessions. You will have the opportunity to take part in external visits to businesses involved in animal behaviour and welfare. These visits may be optional but may involve extra costs. You will also be encouraged to shadow industry professionals to gain experience of work opportunities in the sector. Alongside course contact hours, you will be expected to undertake 10-12 hours of independent study each week, such as reading journal articles and books, undertaking research from academic and technical texts and preparing for assessments, presentations or examinations. Your independent study is supported by Microsoft Teams, our online electronic resource platform. All lesson resources are available online and we have a fantastic Learning Hub with specialist Study Support. The average class size for this course is 10-12.

Course details


Modules (subject to change)

  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Ecology
  • Project Management
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Animal Biology
  • Animal Health
  • Animal Welfare and Ethics
  • Environmental Education and Public Engagement
  • Research Methods and Skills and Dissertation
- In line with the ethos and values of Craven College, Sustainability will be integrated throughout the programme

How to apply

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Aireville Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We do not accept international student applications.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements


Students without necessary qualifications but with relevant work experience are encouraged to apply for an interview


If you have a relevant Level 4/5 qualification you may be able to transfer onto the next level

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6950* Year 1
Northern Ireland £6950* Year 1
Scotland £6950* Year 1
Wales £6950* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Animal Husbandry & Welfare (subject to validation) at Craven College - UCAS