Plumpton College

Applied Animal Behaviour & Welfare Top-up Plumpton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University


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Course summary

This top-up programme will provide you with a systematic understanding of key aspects of animal behaviour and welfare, including acquisition of coherent and detailed knowledge. Through different subject delivery you will be able to devise and sustain arguments and solve problems, using ideas and techniques at the forefront of the discipline. You will be able to apply the theory to practical scenarios giving you the qualities and skills necessary for employment or academia.

You'll be encouraged to develop your analytical and critical skills; enabling you to assess animal welfare and to use assessment procedures of animal behaviour to evaluate animal wellbeing. Focusing on issues that relate to the animals, you'll study a wide variety of species and look at the impact on the animal behaviour, welfare and management industries.

Course details


Core Modules:
Research Project
Animal Cognition and Neuroscience
Animal Welfare and the Law

Elective Modules:
Human-animal interaction
Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling
Contemporary Advances in Animal Behaviour

Assessment method

Coursework, research project, exams

How to apply

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 code P301
Institution code P59
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

Successful completion of a Foundation Degree in Animal Science or Animal Management with a minimum mean grade of 55% or an equivalent Science based qualification such as an HND or FdSc Veterinary Nursing.
Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.

English language requirements

Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International students please contact the institution for up to date fee information for 2019-20.

Provider information

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Plumpton College
Ditchling Road

Course contact details

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