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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (Top Up)

University Centre Bishop Burton

UCAS Code: D390 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

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About this course


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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2022

Other options

2.0 years | Part-time | 2022

2.0 years | Part-time day | 2022

Subjects

Animal behaviour

Animal health

This is a top up programme designed to produce students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors that relate to animal behaviour and welfare. The degree aims to build on the skills and knowledge that were developed during related level 5 qualifications, and to add additional skills and knowledge with respect to animal behaviour and welfare. The programme can be delivered either full time which takes one year or part time over two academic years.

**Learning and Teaching Approach**
This programme is delivered with a variety of learning and teaching approaches to include all students learning styles and preferences.

For all modules, theory lectures are delivered that aim to deliver the core content and provide the underpinning knowledge. To complement the theory lectures, students have group seminars / practical sessions that are used to reinforce concepts delivered theoretically.

The teaching methods focus on facilitating a student centred approach to enhance the independent learning that takes place outside of the classroom.

**What is the contact time?**
Approximately up to 12 hours a week (full-time) to include lectures, seminars, practicals and tutorials. Students are expected to carry out a significant amount of private study (approx. 25-30 hours a week) in addition to contact / lecture time. A part-time option is also available.

Students can expect to receive their timetables during induction week.

Fridays are reserved for extracurricular activities.

**What else can I expect?**
- Animal Management Unit housing a wide range of species including meerkats, racoon dogs, primates, alpacas, marsupials, invertebrates, tropical and marine fish, reptiles, rodents and a nocturnal house.

- Dedicated dog training area, commercial dog kennels and grooming facilities, commercial sheep and beef enterprises, equine yard and schools.

- Additional facilities include Science Centre, IT suites, dedicated University Centre, study spaces and social areas, and modern Learning Resources Centre.

- Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) used to enhance and facilitate teaching and independent learning on all programmes.

- Experienced, supportive and motivated staff with both academic and industrial experience.

- Our experienced Life Coaches are on hand to help you through your University journey from mentoring and coaching to health, wellbeing and resilience. Learn more about how our Life Coaches can support you: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/university-centre/life-skills-team-at-ucbb

- Talks from a range of visiting speakers.

- Opportunities to attend trips to enhance learning.

- Students have access to a range of support through our study skills, and health and wellbeing teams. Further information can be found on our website: https://www.bishopburton.ac.uk/student-life/student-support

- Relevant extra-curricular activity and/or work experience is encouraged of all students in order to enhance learning.

**What kind of job could I get when I graduate?**
Graduates may pursue a career as a welfare inspector (e.g. DEFRA, RSPCA), laboratory animal technician, welfare scientist, environmental enrichment co-ordinator, behaviour advisor, in research, animal seizures (HM Revenues and Customs), animal training, zoo keeping or education.

Modules

You will study;
Behavioural and physiological assessment of welfare
Physiology of behaviour
Animal cognition and ethics
Specialism in options include advanced animal training or animals in society
Dissertation.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Bishop Burton

Riseholme

Department:

Animal Management

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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.

63%
low
Animal behaviour
63%
low
Animal health

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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
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

61%
Library resources
78%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
53%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

After graduation


We don't have more detailed stats to show you in relation to this subject area at this university but read about typical employment outcomes and prospects for graduates of this subject below.

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

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The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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