BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare
- UCAS Code: D329
- Duration: 3 years
We’re a nation of animal lovers. The global pet care industry is set to swell to £157 billion by 2025*. Furthermore, the global animal health market is worth nearly £25 billion and growing rapidly**. You’re joining the animal industry at a very exciting time.
New science and technology helps us to understand animals like never before. We’re able to explore and develop ground-breaking methods that prioritise the physical, psychological and emotional needs of an animal to maximise wellbeing and performance.
As a Hartpury animal student, you'll benefit from and get involved with the latest scientific research. You'll work with research-active lecturers to help solve real-world issues. Our students co-author papers and present at national and international conferences.
You'll benefit from access to over 70 domestic and non-domestic species on campus. There aren’t many places that you’ll have access to invertebrates, reptiles, livestock and exotic species.
Our commercial animal businesses – canine and equine therapy centres, and livestock farm – will provide plenty of opportunities for you to develop your practical and business skills, ready for your career.
You'll have access to outstanding expertise. Alongside well-known lecturers who are also authors, trainers, behaviourists and veterinary professionals, we welcome industry professionals on campus on a regular basis. We also host the UKA dog agility competition each year, which our students get involved with too.
We’re fast establishing ourselves as a globally-recognised centre for animal training, behaviour and performance.
* Grand View Research, 2018
** Statista, 2018
We hold Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework
of graduates are in employment or further education within 6 months (HESA, 2018)
for student support (WhatUni Student Choice Awards, 2020)
Turn your passion for animals into your career, developing your expertise in animal science, behaviour and welfare. Learn with 70 species on site, working with domestic and exotic animals.
From the day you start your journey with us, you’ll gain real-life practical experience to back up what you learn in our 360-hectare classroom, ensuring that you stand out from the crowd when you apply for your dream job. But don’t just take our word for it, our student success stories speak for themselves.
My aim is to become an animal assisted therapist, which means working with animals to help vulnerable people. I feel like this is my calling in life.
I’ve travelled to places like Afghanistan, America, and Lebanon, helping to search vehicles for arms and explosives.
I really feel like I’m helping to make a difference in the animal world. I help to find solutions to important problems, like finding the most effective vaccines for endemics such as equine influenza, a disease that exists in most countries.
I liked the fact that it’s not an inner-city campus. I’ve always liked the countryside and I’m a horsey person so it was nice to be part of that as well.