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Course summary

Explore the ways in which the biological sciences are applied to animal behaviour and welfare in what is an exciting and rapidly changing field. An animal’s welfare can range from very poor to excellent at any point in its life, and it is important that we understand the biological needs of different types of animals. This course offers an integrated, scientific approach to the study of the theory and practice of animal behaviour and welfare, and the wider role of this discipline within the biological sciences. On different years of your course you will be taught at the University of Chester’s Exton Park site and University Centre Reaseheath. University Centre Reaseheath is a full member of the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA), and houses a large range of animals. The course includes some practical experience, academic skills development and the enhancement of wider graduate employability skills. The course is taught by tutors who are nationally and internationally recognised as subject specialists. There are a range of UK and overseas field trips for students, and also the option of studying overseas for a year in between Years 2 and 3. We regularly host seminars from guest speakers and offer a wealth of volunteering opportunities, such as the hedgehog friendly campus campaign and ‘Welly Wednesdays’ local conservation work.us.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace, and include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes (but is not limited to) essays, reports, data processing and oral presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Royal Society of Biology

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
D325
Institution code:
C55
Campus name:
University Centre Reaseheath
Campus code:
R

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
63%
Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.
Animal Behaviour and Welfare at University of Chester - UCAS