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.
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.
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
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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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|Campus name||Merrist Wood College|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are (please note that these are subject to change) - From A levels: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects BTEC: 64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects Access Diploma: Pass Plus: English and maths GCSE and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology A minimum IELTS score of 6, TOEFL equivalent is required for those for whom English is not their first language.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.merristwood.ac.uk/CourseInformation/DegreeLevelCourseDetails.aspx/727000325101507/Animal%20Management
Additional entry requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7,974||Year 1|
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