Warwickshire College Group

Animal Behaviour and Training Warwickshire College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Coventry University


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Course summary

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Animal behaviour is an extremely popular and rapidly growing sector within the animal industry. Careers in animal behaviour include companion animal training, behaviour therapy, research, animal welfare science or zoo keeping.

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin work in one of the most diverse and rewarding sectors of the animal industry. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in animal behaviour and ethology, whilst exploring the ethics and key legislation necessary for anyone working with animals.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details


Typical modules include:

Level 4 (Year 1):
Principles of Animal Ethology;
Animal Anatomy and Physiology;
Applied Animal Management;
The Animal Industry;
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking);
Psychology of Animal Training.

Level 5 (Year Two):
Animal Health and Disease;
Habitat and Environmental Enrichment;
Animal Development and Training;
Research Design and Analysis;
Human Psychology for Animal Trainers;
Specialist Animal Management.

Level 6 (Year Three):
Ethics and the Animal Industry;
Advances in Behavioural Research;
Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour;
Dissertation (Double Module);
Advanced Animal Training.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, e.g. 100% coursework, or 50% coursework and 50% written examination.

Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) allowing you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject.

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 D306
Institution code W25
Campus name Moreton Morrell College
Campus code M

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 104 points Level 3 qualification in Animal Management or a related subject; or
Kitemarked Access to HE (Science Route)
A level or A Levels ideally including one science subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Five GCSE's at grade C or above including English Language, Science and Mathematics.

Applicants will normally be expected to have some prior practical experience.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8,735 Year 1
England £8,735 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,735 Year 1
Scotland £8,735 Year 1
Wales £8,735 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please visit our website at the following link to view course fees. https://wcg.ac.uk/page/180/he-fees-and-financial-support

Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Course contact details

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0300 45 600 49