This course aims to produce graduates at the cutting edge of their profession and will emphasise current thinking on animal behaviour and animal welfare. This course provides an ideal progression route onto our BSc (Hons) year in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, or into employment in welfare organisations and charities; animal collections such as rescue centres, zoos, farm parks, catteries and kennels; work in central and local government departments; doing research; behaviourist work and animal training or teaching. Our graduates often progress to careers in animal behaviour and training, education, scientific research, the veterinary or retail sectors, zoos or conservation, or start their own business. As an Oxford Brookes student studying at Solihull College, you will benefit from the strong partnership we have built together. So, as well as using the facilities of Solihull College you will be able to take advantage of the University’s resources, for example by having access to the extensive online library. Your degree will be quality assured by the University, a guarantee of its academic standard. But it doesn’t stop there, as throughout your time at Solihull College you will also benefit from a programme of activities that Brookes has developed with its partner colleges. This includes study skills training and a session for students who are interested in progressing from a Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree.
This is a full-time, modular course requiring two days attendance per week for two years, with additional time spent developing practical skills. There are eight compulsory modules per year and the course has been designed to provide logical progression through the two years of study. Year 1 will progress your practical handling and husbandry skills, with Year 2 involving an exploration of welfare issues in a diverse range of contextualised scenarios. You will also carry out an individually chosen research project with a specific focus on monitoring and improving animal behaviour and welfare within the industry.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not available to applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.
A minimum of two years' relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting and a line manager's letter of support and recommendation may be accepted in lieu of UCAS Tariff points.
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7570||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7570||Year 1|
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