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Oxford Brookes University

Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Solihull College)

UCAS Code: C866

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


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80
75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Part-time | 2020

Subject

Animal behaviour

This course aims to produce graduates at the cutting edge of their profession and will emphasise current thinking on animal behaviour and animal welfare.
This course provides an ideal progression route onto our BSc (Hons) year in Animal Behaviour & Welfare, or into employment in welfare organisations and charities; animal collections such as rescue centres, zoos, farm parks, catteries and kennels; work in central and local government departments; doing research; behaviourist work and animal training or teaching. Our graduates often progress to careers in animal behaviour and training, education, scientific research, the veterinary or retail sectors, zoos or conservation, or start their own business.

As an Oxford Brookes student studying at Solihull College, you will benefit from the strong partnership we have built together. So, as well as using the facilities of Solihull College you will be able to take advantage of the University’s resources, for example by having access to the extensive online library. Your degree will be quality assured by the University, a guarantee of its academic standard. But it doesn’t stop there, as throughout your time at Solihull College you will also benefit from a programme of activities that Brookes has developed with its partner colleges. This includes study skills training and a session for students who are interested in progressing from a Foundation degree to a full Bachelor’s degree.

Modules

This is a full-time, modular course requiring two days attendance per week for two years, with additional time spent developing practical skills. There are eight compulsory modules per year and the course has been designed to provide logical progression through the two years of study. Year 1 will progress your practical handling and husbandry skills, with Year 2 involving an exploration of welfare issues in a diverse range of contextualised scenarios. You will also carry out an individually chosen research project with a specific focus on monitoring and improving animal behaviour and welfare within the industry.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£7,570
per year
England
£7,570
per year
EU
£7,570
per year
International
£9,270
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,570
per year
Scotland
£7,570
per year
Wales
£7,570
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Solihull College

Department:

Biological and Medical Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Agriculture, food and related studies

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
B

After graduation


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Animal science

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Animal care and control services
10%
Other elementary services occupations
5%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

These stats refer to the prospects for graduates from both general animal studies courses and those for particular animals (such as equine science). Graduates don't generally get jobs as vets when they graduate; much the most common jobs tend to be roles caring for animals, such as veterinary nurses. Some of these jobs are not currently classified as professional level occupations, but in reality, you need a degree to get these jobs (and probably always have done), and graduates in them report that they got the jobs that they wanted. So the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.

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