Animal Behaviour and Psychology University of Chester

Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road campus.
The study of how and why animals behave as they do is a subject of enduring fascination, and one that helps humans understand the welfare needs of other animals. In addition, understanding the behaviour of animals has become an essential tool in promoting their conservation. Our course offers you an ideal opportunity to explore the study of animal behaviour practically and theoretically.
A Psychology degree from Chester will equip you with a broad range of employability skills, including literacy, numeracy, critical appraisal, data handling, communication, and logical problem-solving skills. If you are interested in a career in psychology, there are specialist routes through the course where you can take relevant elective modules at each level. Many Psychology departments offer Single Honours degrees accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). However, Chester is unusual in that it also offers accredited Combined Honours degrees for students who major in Psychology.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Chester

  • Start date

    24 September 2018

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University of Chester's Website.

Assessment method

For Psychology assessment methods for each module vary, but usually include coursework and examinations. The coursework may involve a traditional essay or, more commonly, a workshop task, presentation, or a case study. Assessments are designed to develop your employability skills as well as allowing you to show your understanding of psychology.
For Animal Behaviour assessment is very varied. Over the course of the degree it is split approximately 50/50 in terms of coursework and examinations. Coursework tasks include essays, lab reports, field trip reports, posters and presentations. Examinations will make use of multi-choice and essay style questions


How to apply

Application deadlines

To guarantee the university or college will consider you for this course, you must apply by:

15 January

Application codes

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

Course code DC38
Institution code C55
Campus name Chester

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BCC - BBC The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry:
GCE A Level: Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science, Psychology A level (but must also be offered with AS Biology)
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma DMM Animal Care/Management or Applied Science
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE (Science) Diploma, to include 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at Merit.
Scottish Higher BBBB including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points including 5 in HL Biology
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level H3, H3, H3, H3 including Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology

Applicants must also have GCSE Maths at grade C or grade 4 or above.

A Level General Studies accepted; Welsh Baccalaureate accepted alongside A Levels/BTEC/OCRs


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 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

The University may increase these fees at the start of each subsequent year of your course in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index. These fee levels and increases are subject to any necessary government, and other regulatory, approvals.