Hartpury University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
This degree is the first of its kind in the UK. It’s ideal for those who are fascinated by the human-animal relationship and would like to work to further the therapeutic benefits of this relationship. You’ll explore the role that animals have in enriching human lives – as pets, in zoos, farms and conservation contexts. We have over 70 animal species on site for students to learn with. You’ll graduate ready to make a difference in an exciting and expanding employment industry.
You'll benefit from opportunities to gain industry experience on-campus in our commercial animal therapy centres as well as with our industry partners in Gloucestershire, across the UK and internationally. Many of our students gain their graduate roles with the organisations with whom they completed their work placements. Graduate destinations could include zoos, charities, animal education, animal-assisted therapy, using animals in counselling and bereavement, and the pet and veterinary sector.
How to apply
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:
- Year 1
|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)||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
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|