Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Solihull College and University Centre)

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Course summary

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.

Course details


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

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not available to applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7570 Year 1
England £7570 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7570 Year 1
Scotland £7570 Year 1
Wales £7570 Year 1
International £9270 Year 1
EU £9270 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for new and returning students. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Solihull College and University Centre) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS