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University of Chester

Animal Behaviour

UCAS Code: D326
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104-112

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Subjects
  • Animal science
Student score
76% LOW
% employed or in further study
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£13.9k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBC-BCC

Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, Applied Science

Scottish Highers
BBBB

Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology or Applied Science

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
D*D*

Animal Care/Management or Applied Science

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

Animal Care/Management or Applied Science

International Baccalaureate
26

Including Biology at HL 5 or above

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104-112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

92%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The study of how and why animals behave as they do is a subject of enduring fascination and one that helps humans understand the welfare needs of other animals. In addition, understanding the behaviour of animals has become an essential tool in promoting their conservation. Our programme offers you an ideal opportunity to explore the study of animal behaviour practically and theoretically. Teaching takes place at the Parkgate Road Campus.

Modules

Modules include: Level 1: modules provide a theoretical base in animal behaviour as well as involving 'hands on' experience: introduction to animal behaviour; animal health and disease; animal physiology; animal handling and care; management of exotic species; basic skills in data handling; introduction to genetics. Level 2: Modules include: behavioural ecology; adaptations to the environment; behaviour analysis; field ecology (residential field course compulsory); double module: work-based learning. Level 3: current research in animal behaviour; physiology and behaviour; animal cognition; animal behaviour and conservation; physiological bases of behaviour; evolution and human behaviour; ethics and animal welfare; conservation and environmental management; plus research project.

University of Chester

Chester campus accommodation

The University of Chester has an amazing community spirit. This is due to smaller lecture groups and excellent support services, so you are always a name not a number. All of this is set on beautiful campuses, with the main site just a 10 minute stroll from the historic city of Chester. Our graduates are among the north-west's most employable.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
30%
70%

Year 1

21%
66%
13%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
47%
45%
8%

Year 1

17%
83%

Year 2

33%
67%

Year 3

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 76% LOW
Able to access IT resources

74%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

70%

Feedback on work has been helpful

57%

Feedback on work has been prompt

43%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
338 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £13.9k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are animal care and control services

38%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

18%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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; 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, graduates report that their degree was necessary in getting the job, and that they got the jobs that they wanted, meaning the stats you see might not completely represent just how useful these degrees are for getting into animal care careers.
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