Hartpury University

Human-Animal Interaction (Psychology) Hartpury University Degree level: Undergraduate

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This degree is the first of its kind in the UK. It’s ideal for those who are fascinated by the psychology underpinning the human-animal bond. You’ll examine the role that animals play in the human psyche, developing your expertise in important subjects such as human psychology (mental health), animal biology, health and disease, behaviour and welfare. Both the positive and negative outcomes of human-animal interaction are relevant; you’ll examine the psychological benefits that animals offer humans, as well as topics such as psychological disorders and animal neglect.

Your learning will be brought to life with the latest research, real-life case studies, industry placements and practical sessions on site. Graduate destinations could include roles in animal-assisted therapies, charities, animal education, and the pet and veterinary sector, as well as postgraduate study in clinical, social or evolutionary psychology.

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!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

International applicants

Our international office will support students and their families to make their way through the application process smoothly, from deciding on the course, making visa applications, the cost of tuition fees and accommodation to enrolling at the University ready to start their course. When you decide to study with us, you’ll be in good company, joining students from across the UK, the EU and around the world all studying courses in either animal, agriculture, equine or sport on our specialist campus and as an international student you are also guaranteed on-site accommodation during your first year. We are committed to continued investment and development of Hartpury University ensuring an outstanding learning environment for all international students.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.
Access to HE Diploma Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.
Scottish Higher Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an IB diploma to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above.
This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of standard level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary Level.

In addition to the above Level 3 qualifications, a minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4), or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a science are required.

We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants. We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

If you don't meet our tariff points requirement we will still consider your application and may be able to offer you a place on an alternative programme.

Each application is considered on its own merits and we will consider combinations of the above mentioned qualifications or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please look at the Course Information Sheet found on our website (www.hartpury.ac.uk) for a full breakdown of all course-related costs.

Sponsorship information

Hartpury offers a range of bursaries that can provide financial support to eligible students applying for degree courses, including: Support Bursary, Care Leavers Bursary, Full time Carers Bursary, Local Outreach Bursary, Local Bursary and Progression Bursary. For more information, please visit our website: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

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Hartpury University
Hartpury House
Hartpury
Gloucester
GL19 3BE


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