Moulton College

Degree level: Undergraduate

Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare

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Course summary

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to work with animals and will give students the knowledge and expertise to enter a wide range of professions in this area. Moulton College is set across a 485 hectare estate in rural Northamptonshire, with its degree courses validated by the University of Northampton. Our on-site facilities include a working farm; animal welfare centre; animal therapy centre; equine yard; and veterinary practice, where students can gain hands-on commercial experience alongside their studies. We also have links with a wide range of animal organisations, such as Woburn Safari Park; Dodson and Horrell Feed Specialists; RSPCA; Woodgreen Animal Shelter; and Twycross Zoo. Students at Moulton College have full use of the resources at the University of Northampton and can enjoy access to the Student Union bars and restaurants, to university sports teams and leisure societies.


Year 1 of the course provides the underpinning knowledge for working with animals in any industry. Modules include Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Behaviour and Welfare; Animal Health and Disease; and Field Ecology. Students will also gain hands-on experience working with a range of species in the Small Animal and Large Animal Husbandry modules alongside studying the more scientific aspects of keeping animals. Year 2 and 3 then allows students to choose optional modules depending on specific areas they would like to specialise in, which include Animal Health, Zoo and Conservation, and Animal Behaviour and Welfare. Year 3 also allows students to undertake a large research project on their own area of interest.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If Applicants do not have Entry requirements of Maths and English , we may be able to tailor a package so these qualifications may be taken alongside the main qualification.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

2022/2023 Full-time Fees The College will charge a fee of £9,000 per annum for undergraduate students, £7,200 per annum for HND/HNC students, £9,000 for BSc Construction Top- Up students. £9,000 for BSc (Hons) Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare( Top-up) Students, £9,000 for BSc (Hons) Equine performance and Therapies Top-Up Students, £9,000 for BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy Top-Up students and £9,000 for BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching Top-up students Students who started their courses in previous academic years will continue to pay the same fee as when they started. Part time Students will pay £1500 per 20 credits For all additional course costs please contact the provider .
Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare at Moulton College - UCAS