Harper Adams University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (with Placement)

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Course summary

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Do you long to find out why animals behave the way they do and what this can tell us about their welfare? Do you care passionately about the welfare of animals but realise that applying scientific principles is likely to achieve better results than responding in a purely emotional way? Then this course is for you. This degree enables those interested in the behaviour and welfare of companion and farm animals to study at degree level without covering the broader animal health sciences in detail. You will examine animal biology as it relates to the behaviour and welfare of animals, and have the opportunity to study ecology in relation to animal habitats. All main groups of farm animals are represented on our farm and the Companion Animal House has a range of exotic and companion animals. Students carry out an animal-based investigational project in their final year, looking at an aspect of animal behaviour or welfare. Students who undertake the BSc degree (also referred to as an Ordinary degree) will typically complete their award in four years (including an industrial placement year), with successful completion of the award graded as either a pass (with commendation) or pass. The main difference between this and a BSc (Hons) degree, is the reduced volume of study and assessment required by the BSc degree. The BSc degree and the BSc (Hons) degree share a common first year, which provides an opportunity for transfer between the two degree types subject to academic performance. 4 years (full-time) including a one-year work placement. A three year programme is available for applicants with at least two years, full-time relevant work experience. Please contact Admissions for further information on this option.

Course details

Modules

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201195/animal-behaviour-and-welfare

Assessment method

A wide range of assessment methods are used. Depending on the module these include examination, assignments, practical spot-tests and presentations.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

EU

Wales

England

International

Scotland

Northern Ireland

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeOD06
Institution code H12
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 80 points
A level Students should typically be studying 2 A levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Scottish Higher CCCC
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H4, H4, H4, H4

All applicants are required to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs (or Irish junior Certificate or Scottish National 5's) at grade C or above, including Maths, English Language and a Science, in addition to the level 3 qualification requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/201195/


English language requirements

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/university-life/international/english-language.cfm


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
International £10800 Year 1

Additional fee information

https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/finance/undergraduate/
Animal Behaviour and Welfare (with Placement) at Harper Adams University - UCAS