Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS

University of Chester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year)

Course summary

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. Once the Foundation Year has been completed successfully, you can then go on to complete your degree. Explore the ways in which the biological sciences are applied to animal behaviour and welfare in what is an exciting and rapidly changing field. An animal’s welfare can range from very poor to excellent at any point in its life, and it is important that we understand the biological needs of different types of animals. This course offers an integrated, scientific approach to the study of the theory and practice of animal behaviour and welfare, and the wider role of this discipline within the biological sciences. On different years of your course you will be taught at the University of Chester’s Exton Park site and University Centre Reaseheath. University Centre Reaseheath is a full member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), and houses a large range of animals. The course includes some practical experience, academic skills development and the enhancement of wider graduate employability skills. The course is taught by tutors who are nationally and internationally recognised as subject specialists. There are a range of UK and overseas field trips for students, and also the option of studying overseas for a year in between Years 2 and 3. We regularly host seminars from guest speakers and offer a wealth of volunteering opportunities, such as the hedgehog friendly campus campaign and ‘Welly Wednesdays’ local conservation work.


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, and include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes (but is not limited to) essays, reports, data processing and oral presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
Institution code:
Campus name:
University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code:

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University of Chester considers a wide range of Level 3 qualifications and a wide range of professional / vocational qualifications.

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

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.

Provider information

Visit our website

University of Chester
Parkgate Road

Clearing contact details

Admissions Office

01244 567470

Course Clearing information

Additional information

Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Friday 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Except: Thursday 15th August 8:00 am to 7:00 pm Friday 16th August 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday 17th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 18th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Saturday 24th August 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday 25th August 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Course contact details

Visit our course page
Undergraduate Admissions

01244 511000

01244 511300

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year) at University of Chester - UCAS