Cornwall College

Animal Behaviour and Psychology Cornwall College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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TEF Silver

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This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour.

Through study of the underpinning science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species, e.g. companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals. You will focus on behaviour in the main vertebrate groups.

There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the welfare of animals and the promotion of humane treatment of animals.

As an FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work.

Work-related learning is embedded within the Personal & Employability Skills Development and Animal Behaviour in Practice modules. You will have the opportunity to experience the world of work, even if you are studying full-time.

Possible Progression (subject to availability)

– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University

– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay

– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University

Possible Careers

– Enrichment Advisor

– Field Researcher

– Dog Trainer

– Animal Therapy Assistant

– Animal Behaviourist

Course details

Modules

Indicative Module Year 1: Animal Husbandry, Cells & Microbiology, Introduction to Animal Behaviour, Business Skills for the Animal Care Sector, Diversity, Classification & Evolution, Health, Hygiene & Welfare of Captive Animals and Personal & Employability Skills Development. Indicative Module Year 2: Individual Research Project, Zoo Animal Management in Practice, Captive Diet & Feeding, Genetics & Reproduction of Animals, Biology of Exotic Species, Mammal Biology, Bird Biology and Animal Nursing & Disease.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

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Course code DC38
Institution code C78
Campus name Cornwall College Newquay
Campus code N

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 48 points From acceptable level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
A level DD At least 32 points must be at A2 level when considered alongside AS levels.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP In an appropriate subject.
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE with at least 45 credits at level 3, Merits and Distinctions may be required for particular subjects.
Scottish Higher A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) A minimum of 48 tariff points in total from appropriate subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) PPP grades in an appropriate subject.

Any other qualifications will be considered upon enquiry/application. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,950 Year 1
EU £8,600 Year 1
International £9,950 Year 1
England £8,600 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,600 Year 1
Scotland £8,600 Year 1
Wales £8,600 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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Tregonissey Road
St Austell
PL25 4DJ


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