Writtle University College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Canine Studies

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Course summary

The programme is a unique blend of the biological and therapeutic sciences relating to canines, the way they work, their health, their diseases, how they behave, and what can be done therapeutically to improve their well-being. Students will be taught by a range of skilled scientists and clinicians with extensive experience of canine. Due to its vocational characteristic, the course includes a substantial amount of practicals delivered in class, and placements done in clinics. We will cover a wide variety of topics such as Anatomy and Physiology and Biomechanics for foundation knowledge as well as more specific modules relating to Hydrotherapy and Massage therapy. 1st Aid Training will be provided. Also as part of the Dip HE Canine Studies, students will have the opportunity to obtain 5 of the 10 mandatory units of the ABC Award Level 3 Certificate in Hydrotherapy for Small Animals. Following completion of all 10 units will students obtain practitioner status. Additionally, students will undertake professional practice placements at level 5 of their course on the hydrotherapy clinics run on WUC premises or at registered hydrotherapy centres (NARCH or CHA) willing to welcome our students for placements days.

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D329
Institution code:
W85
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Evidence of practical canine experience: 50h of canine handling acquired under the supervision of professional providers.

Additional entry requirements

Other

The entry requirements listed represent typical offers for some of the most popular courses. We use the UCAS tariff when making offers and to determine whether you have met the conditions of our offer. Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We have an inclusive Admissions policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications, both academic and vocational and take into account relevant practical skills. Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC, Advanced Technical Diplomas) are also warmly welcomed. Please contact our undergraduate Admissions Team for further advice on our entry requirements. Telephone: +44 (0)1245 424200 Email: [email protected]


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
75%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £13080 Year 1
International £13080 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Canine Studies at Writtle University College - UCAS