Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Solihull College and University Centre) at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS

Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Solihull College and University Centre)

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Course summary

The FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide range of animal-related industries. Skills gained on this course allows you to progress into a wide range of animal-related careers. Within this course there are opportunities to develop your practical animal handling and management skills, carry out work experience within animal-related industry and to develop research skills through an industry-related research project. On completing this course, you may progress on to our BSc top-up course or move into employment. This course is for people who might have current or previous experience working with animals or who have gained further education qualifications in animal-related studies. However, we also welcome applications from those of you with a desire to gain qualifications which would equip you to work in an animal-related industry. This course is taught at Solihull College. Therefore you may need to consider travel costs depending on your proximity to the campus.


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. At Oxford Brookes we are delighted to welcome international students from across the world. We have information on how to apply to Oxford Brookes as an international applicant on our website. Please copy and paste this link into your browser

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.

English language requirements

Further information on our English language requirements can be found on our website.

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Student Outcomes

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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