Kingston Maurward College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Animal Collections)Top Up

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Course summary

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

Course details


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)

Assessment method

The course is assessed through coursework, presentations, authentic style reports 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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry to this Top Up programme is usually via progression from Foundation Degrees.

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English language requirements

International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Whole course
England £9250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9250 Whole course
Scotland £9250 Whole course
Wales £9250 Whole course
Channel Islands £9250 Whole course
International £10500 Whole course

Additional fee information

There will be an additional cost towards industry visits and study tours. Option to join 5 day field trip to Lundy Island estimated cost £275 Some day trips may have entrance fee costs c£15-30.
Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Animal Collections)Top Up at Kingston Maurward College - UCAS