Animal Behaviour and Welfare (including a Foundation Year) University of Chester

On this course, you will discover how the scientific study of animal behaviour and welfare is an exciting and rapidly changing field. It allows us to increase our understanding of the diverse ways in which non-human animals function and react to their environment. An animal’s welfare can range on a sliding scale from very poor to excellent; when managing animals in captivity or conserving them in the wild, it is important that we understand how we can try to meet their biological needs.
Foundation Year courses have been designed for students who do not have the necessary academic qualifications needed to enter directly into the first year of a degree but who have the ability and commitment to do so.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Reaseheath College

  • Start date

    September 2018

  • Duration

    4 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

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes essays and reports, data processing and presentations. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments and data handling questions.


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 D327
Institution code C55
Campus name Reaseheath College

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 points
A level DDD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma MMP - MPP
Access to HE Diploma D: credits
M: credits
P: credits
Pass overall
Scottish Higher CCCC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level H4, H4, H4, H4

Other vocational qualifications at Level 3 will also be considered, such as NVQs. If you are a mature student (21 or over) and have been out of education for a while or do not have experience or qualifications at Level 3 (equivalent to A Levels), then our Foundation Year courses will help you to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in your chosen degree.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,250 * Year 1
EU £8,250 * Year 1
England £8,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,250 * Year 1
Scotland £8,250 * Year 1
Wales £8,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

£1,000 fee waiver bringing the fee down from £9,250 to £8,250 The tuition fee for the subsequent years of study on the full-time undergraduate degree will be charged at the undergraduate degree fee level. This fee is currently £9,250 a year for students starting in 2017 but this is subject to annual inflationary rises in line with inflation at that time, as measured by the Retail Price Index.