Kingston Maurward College has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
This programme is one of two Top Up courses offered by the college in Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation. Both are designed to provide clear career based pathways at BSc (Hons) level into key aspects of the animal industry. Core units on both programmes provide a fundamental basis for the development of skills and understanding in Human-Animal Interactions and Animal Behaviour, that are relevant to both husbandry and conservation. Alongside this the programmes develops skills for employment with the industry, or further study or research at postgraduate level. The Animal Collections Top Up uses specialist units to develop a clearer understanding the purpose of animal collections within current ethical, legislative and societal constructs. Alongside this is the development of skills and knowledge to successfully manage whole collections of species to maintain welfare as well as the other aims of any collection. Modules Students will study modules in the following topics: Individual Research Dissertation, Anthrozoology, Animal Cognition, Skills for Industry Practice, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Advanced Collections Management, The Role of the Modern Zoo
Individual Research Dissertation (30) Anthrozoology (15) Animal Cognition (15) Skills for Industry Practice (15) Emerging Infectious Diseases (15) Advanced Collections Management (15) The Role of the Modern Zoo (15)
The course is assessed by a range of methods including coursework, authentic style assessment, practical assessment and examinations.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The programme is designed as a specific continuation of the FdSc in Animal Behaviour Welfare and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College. However, applications are warmly welcomed from external applicants, including international applicants with qualifications in an appropriate range of animal behaviour and welfare related subjects at Foundation Degree or HND level. Entry requirements are for a Pass grade or 120 credits, or equivalent, at Level 5.
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
|HND (BTEC)||P||HND in Animal or Equine Management or equivalent|
This Top Up Programme is designed for progression from foundation degrees.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Whole course|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Whole course|