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The Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc (Hons) top-up degree programme is designed to enable people who have successfully completed a Level 5 qualification in animal related studies to upgrade their qualifications to a vocationally relevant, BSc (Hons) qualification.
Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills required to pursue employment in advanced animal behavioural or welfare based roles, e.g. animal welfare inspectors, animal behaviour therapists, animal trainers, animal facility managers or animal science researchers.
The curriculum allows for continued progression on to level 7 courses.
This is a full-time, modular course requiring two days attendance per week for one year at Solihull College with additional time spent developing practical skills at Solihull's Animal Care Centre and in a work placement. The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Degree year builds on your previous study and offers completion of an Honours Degree. The programme develops contemporary, high-level animal behaviour and welfare knowledge and skills, through modules which are at the cutting edge of their fields and/or look at new and emerging subject areas. During this year you also get the opportunity to pursue a research interest of your choice whilst completing your dissertation module.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2019.
If you already have a 2019 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Solihull College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Not accepted|
|Access to HE Diploma||Not accepted|
|Scottish Higher||Not accepted|
Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in the Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or an equivalent relevant animal related level 5 qualification of 240 CAT points, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.
Students who have studied the HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7,350||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7,350||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Clearing contact details
Clearing at Brookes
Course contact detailsVisit our course page