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Animal Behaviour and Welfare Activate Learning Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Kingston University

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The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Foundation Degree provides a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of animal species and application of theory to maintain animal welfare. This includes, but is not limited to, companion animals, production livestock, zoos and aquaria and free ranging wild animals. Through academic course-based delivery, supported by integrated professional development, students will be able to engage with National Occupational Standards (NOS) and enhance their employment opportunities. Study of the subject area can open up a broad range of career pathways.

Course details

Modules

Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal behaviour (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical projects, enrichment and training (30 credits). Total 120 credits. Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); animal and human interactions (30 credits); animal welfare and ethics (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations, and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assignments.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 64 points Normally in science based subjects
A level 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass - it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology
GCSE/National 4/National 5 4 or above - English

4 or above - maths


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,000 * Year 1
EU £8,000 * Year 1
England £8,000 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,000 * Year 1
Scotland £8,000 * Year 1
Wales £8,000 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Fees are subject to agreement by the Office for Students.

Provider information

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Activate Learning
Oxford City Centre Campus
Oxpens Road
Oxford
OX1 1SA


Course contact details

Main Contact

01865 551691

Fax: 01865 248871