Animal Behaviour and Biology 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.
Our Biology course offers a range of subjects and unique experiences due to close partnerships with organisations such as Chester Zoo and other leading institutes, industries and charities. We supplement classroom learning with opportunities for work placements or fieldwork. There are also opportunities to take part in exciting laboratory-based research.

  • 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 Animal Behaviour the 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.
For Biology assessment consists of coursework and end-of-module examinations (typically 50:50 in a module). Coursework can include practical reports, fieldwork, extended essays, presentations, posters or seminars.


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 DC31
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 Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science
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 Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points 5 in HL Biology
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level H3, H3, H3, H3 Biology, Chemistry or Human Biology

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.