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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation (Top-Up)

UCAS Code: D301

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

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About this course


Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Animal science

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation top-up programme follows on from our FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation. It provides a balanced package of skills and knowledge, tailored for those wishing to enter an animal care sector profession.

Students will:
• study on a course rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey
• develop and advance their existing knowledge in the core themes of animal welfare, behaviour and conservation.
• design and implement a research study of their choice.
• gain personal and professional development to maximise employability within the industry.
• have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland on our Northop campus.
• enjoy off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues.
Students who have completed HND, FdSc or Dip HE in a related subject at other institutions can also join the course.

Key course features
• Develop high level knowledge of animal behaviour, training, welfare, and conservation.
• Urban and rural study environments - split your study time between the Northop campus set in the stunning North Wales countryside and our Wrexham campus, on the edge of the largest town in North East Wales.
• Excellent links with industry. Opportunities to carry out your own research project in a specialism of your choice within variety of settings.
• Industry-active staff with specialist academic and practical skills, and experience of working with a range of domestic, and wild animals.
• Join our zoological society and enjoy a range of events, activities and trips throughout the year.
• Progression from the BSc (Hons) Animal Studies includes employment or post-graduate study.
• Rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey

Modules

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6)

Conservation Policy: This module will enable you to explore the ecology of a range of animal species native to the UK and understand the need for, and methods of, conservation of these species including Environmental Impact Assessment.

Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: This module will enable you to review relevant literature to present a research proposal that forms an appropriate and ethically sound basis for a research project. It will teach you methods of data collection and statistical analysis to interpret those data.

Research Project: This module gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research in a topic which particularly interests you. In doing this project you will review literature pertinent to the chosen area of research, evaluate relevant research design and develop a suitable method for data collection and analysis, analyse and interpret data collected and finally write up and discuss your findings in relation to the existing knowledge.

Advanced Animal Welfare: The module enables students to explore how stress can be managed in a range of environments and situations. It also aims provide students with an understanding of the physiological and behavioural adaptations of animals resulting from modern use and husbandry.

Animal Behaviour Modification: The module aims to develop students’ awareness of the need for a systematic approach to understanding the aetiology of behavioural problems seen in animals. It will extend their understanding of how to analyse behavioural problems in animals and appreciate the limitations of relevant diagnostic techniques.

Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: The module equips students with the skills to critically evaluate research design as applicable to equine science and welfare management, to select and justify appropriate methods for data collection and analysis, and to critically reflect on personal development over the duration of the programme of study, linking scholarship and practice through reflection on specific professional development activities.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

The Animal studies BSc (Hons) Top up programme includes a variety of learning and teaching methods in the class, practical settings and sessions delivered within the workplace. These include:

Lectures and demonstrations
Seminars and workshops
Tutorials
Group and project work
Reflective reports
External speakers
Educational visits and study days
Tutor and students led sessions
Critical appraisal
Portfolio development

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£11,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Northop

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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Top job areas of graduates

31%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
19%
Animal care and control services
15%
Other elementary services occupations

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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