Chichester College

Animal Behaviour and Welfare Chichester College Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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BSc (Hons) Top up Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Chichester College Group, Brinsbury Campus has been designed for people who have a keen interest in the behaviour of domestic and wild animals, and who have a passion for improving the welfare of animals within our care. This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to enter the animal industry in a wide and diverse range of specialist areas from trainers and behaviourists to welfare analysts and lecturers. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the animal industry and is underpinned by the research and industry experience of our staff. The Level 6 course develops knowledge in the areas of behaviour and welfare, extending knowledge and skills in these areas to cover cognition and training along with ethics and law related to animal welfare. Students will also undertake a dissertation on a topic of their choice, fully supported by a research skills module and specialist lecturers.

Course details

Subject options

This course offers the following subject options:

  • Animal


You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course. Units will include: Applied Animal Welfare, Animal Law and Ethics, Advanced Behaviour Modification, Learning and Training, and Research Methods Dissertation.

Assessment method

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, posters and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates, as well as creating material suitable for online social media platforms.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code ABSC
Institution code C57
Campus name Brinsbury Campus
Campus code B

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level Not accepted
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Not accepted
Access to HE Diploma Not accepted
Scottish Higher Not accepted
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Maths, English and Science are preferred at grade 4/C and above
HND (BTEC) M Overall Merit - A typical offer will include studies of the Animal/Equine Discipline and of the Anatomy & Physiology.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Whole course
EU £9,250 * Whole course
England £9,250 * Whole course
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Whole course
Scotland £9,250 * Whole course
Wales £9,250 * Whole course

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This fee is exclusively for those studying the Bachelor of Science and Arts Level 6

Provider information

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Chichester College
Westgate Fields
PO19 1SB

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