UCAS code:
D316

Course type:
Undergraduate

BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare Top-up

Clearing is open. Apply now for 2020.

Contact us: +44 (0)1452 702 333

Top-up your existing qualifications to a full BSc degree in one year. Develop your expertise in animal behaviour and welfare and turn your passion for animals into your career. Work with 70 species of domestic and non-domestic animals on site, and learn to assess animal welfare in different contexts.

Top-up your HND, foundation degree or equivalent qualification to a full honours degree, tailoring your studies to suit you. Benefit from a 360-hectare campus that’s home to a diverse range of domestic and exotic animals. Teaching is supported by our on-site animal collection, including meerkats, rabbits, goats and wallabies, our dairy farm and equine yard. Develop industry-standard practical skills and graduate with the knowledge and experience to assess animal welfare, measure behaviour, train animals and manage domestic, exotic and wild species.

You can choose from a range of modules, which could include Animal Trade and Wefare, Wildlife and Zoo Management, Anthrozoology, Animal Psychology, Biodiversity and Conservation and Pet Behaviour Counselling.

Through exposure to the latest research, you’ll be at the forefront of emerging scientific knowledge. Draw on your own experience and interests to develop your own research question, which you’ll explore through your applied research project. Advance your research skills and delve deeper into an area you’re passionate about. You could follow in the footsteps of many of our students who have published their research with our lecturers and presented research at national and international conferences.

Industry opportunities

Our commercial canine and equine therapy centres, as well as our commercial farm on campus, offer you the opportunity to gain industry experience ready for your career. Depending on your module choices, you’ll hear from a range of guest lecturers for a valuable insight into different areas of the industry. Field trips to places such as Paignton Zoo will strengthen your learning.

This course is ideal for those who...

Love animals and want to advance existing qualifications and experience into a full BSc degree to further their career options while making a big difference to the lives of animals.

Learning and assessment

This programme comprises of different modules, which focus on specific subjects. The modular structure of the programme gives you flexibility and choice and you can attend introductory sessions for optional modules before having to finally decide which ones you wish to study. You’ll be assessed through a mixture of written exams, practical exams and coursework. Many of the modules will be marked based on a mixture of assessment types, whilst others will be based solely on one type of assessment.

Graduate destinations

As an animal graduate you may go on to work in zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, rescue, conservation or welfare centres. Studying an animal degree will also give you the transferable skills you need for other graduate careers. Recent graduate destinations have included:

  • Instructor, Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Animal Welfare Assistant, Blue Cross
  • Scientific Editor, BSAVA
  • Zoo Keeper, Bristol Zoo
  • ‎Guest Experience Manager, Bristol Aquarium
  • Postgraduate study – MRes Animal Behaviour and Welfare, MRes Anthrozoology
How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
Duration:
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time
Part-time study options available

Entry Requirements

A pass at Foundation Degree or HND in an animal science or management related subject.

We welcome students with equivalent qualifications.

Previous learning towards a university-level qualification or relevant work experience may count as credit for this course. Please contact our admissions team for further information.

Why study Animal at Hartpury University?

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.

How to apply

Apply online

If you want to apply for an undergraduate, full-time course at Hartpury University, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) here using the course code that you will find on the course page in our website.

The 'Apply' pages of the UCAS website give detailed guidance on completing your application and what happens after you apply so please read it carefully. It is important to ensure that all sections of the application are completed, paying particular attention to the qualifications, personal statement and reference sections.

The institution code for Hartpury is H22.

Apply at the UCAS website

If you want to study a degree on a part-time basis, you need to apply directly to Hartpury. Complete the part-time application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury University, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

If you want to apply for an undergraduate, full-time course at Hartpury University, you’ll need to apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) here using the course code that you will find on the course page in our website.

The 'Apply' pages of the UCAS website give detailed guidance on completing your application and what happens after you apply so please read it carefully. It is important to ensure that all sections of the application are completed, paying particular attention to the qualifications, personal statement and reference sections.

The institution code for Hartpury is H22.

Apply at the UCAS website

If you want to study a degree on a part-time basis, you need to apply directly to Hartpury. Complete the part-time application form and send it back to us by either:

Scanning and emailing to admissions@hartpury.ac.uk

Faxing a copy to 01452 700629

Posting it to Admissions, Hartpury University, Hartpury, Glos, GL19 3BE

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