The Foundation Degree Animal Welfare Science programme focuses on underpinning components that contribute to the overall welfare of animals in a range of settings and interactions. The programme provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable practical experience within a scientific setting and animal unit whilst consolidating knowledge through the delivery of interactive theory sessions. Our purpose-built animal unit houses a wide range of native and exotic mammals, reptiles and amphibians, enabling the study and assessment of physiological and behavioural systems, providing students with an understanding of animal welfare in a range of contexts. Specific emphasis is given to the importance of animal welfare within the broader context of the animal sector. Students who leave the course will have the skills that will enable them to go and work in a variety of roles within the Animal Industry.
This course includes the following core modules that all students complete: Full-time and part-time options are available for both years of the programme. Students are required to commit to attending for two days per week in term time. Past students have found this very helpful for balancing childcare and employment commitments. Work experience is a key component of the programme and students are given the time during the academic year to identify and undertake placements. Independent study is required throughout to complete assessments and prepare for lectures, seminars and tutorials. YEAR 1 Professional Development and Academic Skills (20 credits) Animal Health and Nutrition (20 credits) Animal Handling and Husbandry (20 credits) Animal Behaviour and Welfare (20 credits) Biological Systems (20 credits) Ecology and Conservation (20 credits) YEAR 2 Research Project (20 credits) Anthrozoology (20 credits) Breeding & Genetics (20 credits) Continuing Professional Development (20 credits) Applied Animal Behaviour (20 credits) Animal Oncology (20 credits) Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.
Methods of assessment include: Practical Assessments in Laboratory Work and Animal Handling, Written Assignments, Posters and Presentations, Exams and Portfolios. Students have a variety of methods of assessment on the course with a clear emphasis on developing the applied practical knowledge relevant to the field of Animal Welfare.
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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