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Warwickshire College Group

Animal Behaviour and Training (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: D307

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

Entry requirements


You should have completed your Level 3 studies achieving the equivalent of at least two A levels (grade E or above) or a pass in a BTEC diploma programme or its equivalent. You should also have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, either functional skills at level 2 or GCSE grade 4 or above. The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2020

Subject

Animal behaviour

Animal behaviour is an extremely popular and rapidly growing sector within the animal industry. Careers in animal behaviour include companion animal training, behaviour therapy, research, animal welfare science or zoo keeping.

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training provides you with the skills and knowledge you need to begin work in one of the most diverse and rewarding sectors of the animal industry. This course will develop your knowledge and skills in animal behaviour and ethology, whilst exploring the ethics and key legislation necessary for anyone working with animals.

**This is a four year course.** The Foundation phase of the course is integrated and is studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Modules

Typical modules include:

Year 1 - Foundation Level:
Learning Toolkit Portfolio;
Applied Anatomy and Physiology;
Applied Learning Portfolio;
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking);
Year 2 - Foundation Level:
Principles of Animal Ethology;
Applied Animal Management;
The Animal Industry;
Psychology of Animal Training;
Independent Learning Portfolio;
Year 3 - Level 5:
Animal Health and Disease;
Habitat and Environmental Enrichment;
Animal Development and Training;
Research Design and Analysis;
Human Psychology for Animal Trainers;
Specialist Animal Management;
Year 4 - Level 6:
Ethics and the Animal Industry;
Advances in Behavioural Research;
Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour;
Dissertation (Double Module);
Advanced Animal Training.

Assessment methods

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, e.g. 100% coursework, or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) allowing you to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject.

Tuition fees

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England
£4,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£4,500
per year
Scotland
£4,500
per year
Wales
£4,500
per year

Extra funding

No data provided.

The Uni


Course location:

Moreton Morrell College

Department:

Animal Care

TEF rating:

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What students say


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51%
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Animal behaviour

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Animal science

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
57%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
33%
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

55%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
21%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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