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University Centre Hartpury

Human-Animal Interaction (Psychology)

UCAS Code: D3C9

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science. Students without Biological Science will be considered for a foundation year option.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma to include a minimum of a pass in a biological science module at level 3.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an IB diploma to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above including one in a biological science. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of standard level S3 if equivalent GCSE's have not been obtained.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish Leaving Certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers, including one in a biological science subject.

Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers, including one a Biological Science.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Animal science

Animal science

This exciting new degree is ideal for those fascinated by the psychology of human-animal interaction. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to progress into the field of clinical, social or evolutionary psychology. The degree is the first of its kind in the UK and provides a great opportunity for you to progress into an increasingly popular employment industry.

Real-life case studies will bring your learning to life. These include examining how mental illness can impact the human-animal bond, as well as undertaking work placements in industry (see below).

You’ll study a range of fascinating subjects including the positive and negative outcomes of human-animal interaction. This covers psychological disorders and animal abuse or neglect, as well as evolutionary psychology around why we keep pets.

You’ll examine the role that animals have in enriching human lives – as pets, in zoos, farms and conservation contexts – alongside developing your understanding of human psychology, laying the foundations for your future career.

In your first year you’ll develop strong foundations for further learning in psychology, animal biology, animal handling, health and disease, behaviour and welfare.

In your second and final years you’ll be immersed in the science that underpins human and animal behaviour. This includes examining the evolution of the human-animal relationship and understanding how the bond can be used to promote physical and psychological human health.

Gaining experience in industry is a core part of the degree, to ensure you’re ready for employment when you graduate. You’ll benefit from opportunities on-campus in our commercial animal therapy centres as well as with our industry partners in Gloucestershire, across the UK and internationally.

You’ll also have the option to undertake a sandwich placement year in industry. Many of our students gain their graduate roles with the organisations they completed their work placements with.

Career options include working in the charity sector, animal related education, zoo and wildlife sector, animal assisted therapy, counselling and bereavement services, and the pet and veterinary sector. You could also pursue clinical, social or evolutionary psychology at postgraduate level.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Hartpury

Department:

Animal

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

68%
low
Animal science
68%
low
Animal science

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Animal science

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
35%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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