The FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation programme enables the student to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the established principles of Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation and their development within industry. The programme also enables the students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of business management and apply in a relevant work related context. An ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, and employ those principles in Animal-related industries or other work-relevant context alongside a familiarity with the main methods of enquiry in Animal Behaviour and Conservation, will allow the student to gain the experience and preparation for future careers. University degree students also have access to dedicated study rooms, an IT suite and common room. The college offers onsite accommodation and a range of coach transport options. Please contact our EAG team for more information or visit our website. This programme can also be undertaken as a part-time student over a four year period. Please contact our EAG team for an application form or visit our university course page on our website.
Year 1 (Level 4) - Core Modules: -Animal Behaviour and Communication -Principles of Conservation -Study and Research Skills -Animal Biology -Management of Animal Collections -Health and Welfare -Introduction to Business Management Year 2 (Level 5) - Core Modules: -Independent Enquiry -Work Placement -Applied Sampling Methods in Conservation -Applied Animal Behaviour Management -Welfare and Ethics Elective Modules: -Animal Learning and Training -Research Methods and Statistics -Wildlife Conservation -Behavioural Ecology
A combination of coursework, exams and practicals.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Please refer to your current programme manager for information on progression to Higher Education programmes.
|A level||D - A*||2 A-levels (Grade C and D) required of which one should be a STEM-related subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||D*D*D* - MMP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 40 credits||Pass|
Students must be a minimum of 18 years old upon entry
English language requirements
Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|