Plumpton College

Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation Plumpton College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Royal Agricultural University


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Course summary

The FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Conservation programme enables the student to gain a thorough knowledge and understanding of the established principles of Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation and their development within industry. The programme also enables the students to gain knowledge and understanding of the principles of business management and apply in a relevant work related context. An ability to apply underlying concepts and principles outside the context in which they were first studied, and employ those principles in Animal-related industries or other work-relevant context alongside a familiarity with the main methods of enquiry in Animal Behaviour and Conservation, will allow the student to gain the experience and preparation for future careers.

Course details


Year 1 (Level 4) - Core Modules:
-Animal Behaviour and Communication
-Principles of Conservation
-Study and Research Skills
-Animal Biology
-Management of Animal Collections
-Health and Welfare
-Introduction to Business Management

Year 2 (Level 5) - Core Modules:
-Independent Enquiry
-Work Placement
-Applied Sampling Methods in Conservation
-Applied Animal Behaviour Management
-Welfare and Ethics

Elective Modules:
-Animal Learning and Training
-Research Methods and Statistics
-Wildlife Conservation
-Behavioural Ecology

Assessment method

A combination of coursework, exams and practicals.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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 P300
Institution code P59
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

International applicants

Please refer to your current programme manager for information on progression to Higher Education programmes.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level A* - D 2 A-levels (Grade C and D) required of which one should be a STEM-related subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) D*D*D* - MMP
Access to HE Diploma P: 40 credits Pass

Students must be a minimum of 18 years old upon entry

English language requirements

Students with English as a second language will be required to have gained IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in writing.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

International fees apply, please check with the institute for up to date international student fees for 2019-20.

Provider information

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Plumpton College
Ditchling Road

Course contact details

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