University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year)

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Course summary

On this course, you will discover how the scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare is an exciting and rapidly changing field. It allows us to increase our understanding of the diverse ways in which non-human animals function and react to their environment. An animal’s welfare can range on a sliding scale from very poor to excellent; when managing animals in captivity or conserving them in the wild, it is important that we understand how we can try to meet their biological needs. Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes essays and reports, data processing and presentations. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments and data handling questions.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D327
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code:
R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
66%
Student satisfaction
70%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All students (except Internationals) on this programme will be eligible for a £500 cash bursary – only at level 3/Foundation Year. The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2019 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS