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University Centre Reaseheath

Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: D301

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

Entry requirements


HND (BTEC)

P-D

Successful in completion in relevant subject

The full-time Level 6 'Top-up' is designed for students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) or equivalent programme, and who now wish to progress onto the full-time BSc (Hons) in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up).

About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Animal behaviour

Animal science

Animal health

The Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour & Welfare) can be followed by the one year BSc (Hons) Animal Management top-up to gain a full honours degree. The course includes specialist modules and practical experience with a range of domestic and companion species, enabling students to understand the behaviour and welfare of many different animals, both in captivity and in the wild. Work in the field will expand your knowledge of animal behaviour, and there is an opportunity for dissertation work in the BSc top-up year, which will allow you to work with lecturing staff on relevant unique research projects.

The course features:
- Member of British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA)

- Purpose-built animal management training centre with £3 million upgrade

- Students will have the opportunity to engage in overseas field courses to a range of localities including southern Africa, South America and Europe

- Centre houses over 1,000 animals and 125 species inc:

- Mammals: serval cats, tapirs, ring-tailed lemurs, porcupines, tamarin monkeys, otters, capybara, meerkats, mara and wallabies, among others

- Birds: birds of prey, chickens, ducks, finches, cockatiels, cockatoos, and budgerigars

- Reptiles: snakes, bearded dragons, tortoises and chameleons

- Fish: a range of freshwater and marine fish Invertebrates: tarantulas, scorpions and insects Amphibians: frogs, toads and newts.

Modules

For the latest example of curriculum availability on this degree programme please refer to the University Centre Reaseheath Website.

Assessment methods

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace. They include a combination of coursework and examinations. Coursework may take many forms including: essays, reports, data processing, presentations, academic posters, seminar discussions, interviews, critical reviews, portfolios of evidence and practical competency assessments. The examinations vary, depending on the nature of the module, but may take the form of multiple-choice papers, essays, practical assessments, data handling questions, short answer quizzes, and in class examinations. Assessment weighting varies depending on course and year of study for more information please see our Course Information on our website.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Reaseheath

Department:

Animal Science

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Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
85%
Staff are good at explaining things
70%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

40%
Library resources
65%
IT resources
75%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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