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Animal Training and Performance

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Typical offer is BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A Levels.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tarif points in an International Baccalaureate Diploma, to include a minimum of two Highers at H3 or above. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of standard level S3 if equivalent GCSEs have not been obtained.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in the Irish leaving certificate. This must include a minimum of two Highers. This must also include Maths and English Language at a minimum of Ordinary level.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Typical offer is DMM in a Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Typical offer is 112 UCAS tariff points in your Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with year in industry | 2022

Subjects

Animal science

Animal management

**Develop the skills and expertise to transform your passion for training animals into a fulfilling career with this Animal Training and Performance degree.**

You’re joining the rapidly growing animal sector at an exciting time. Almost 85 million households in the US have a pet – that’s increased from 56% to 68% over the past 30 years.* Your skills and expertise in animal training will be in high demand.

Emerging science and technology allows us to understand animal performance like never before. Training methods place priority on the physical and psychological needs of an animal to maximise wellbeing and performance.

You’ll learn from the latest advances in the field and use industry-standard technologies. Develop your expertise with access to our 70-species animal collection and benefit from our connections with animal trainers, scientists and behaviourists across the UK.

All training is underpinned by the strictest ethics and supported by the latest scientific evidence. This degree doesn’t qualify you to become a behaviourist or trainer. It exposes you to the key scientific principles underpinning animal training, performance and rehabilitation.

*Forbes 2018

Modules

Our modules are developed regularly to reflect student and industry demands, ensuring you’re well prepared to enter skilled employment on graduation. The majority of courses are comprised of both compulsory and optional modules, the latter of which you'll be able to choose from to suit your interests and career goals. Most courses also include work placement learning, to help you gain essential experience for your future.

Modules include: Introduction to Animal Training and Performance, Animal Behaviour and Welfare, Fundamental Skills for the Animal Scientist, Systems Biology, Animals in Society, Animal Health and Disease, Animal Nutrition, Animal Structure and Motion, Principles of Assessing Animal Performance, Management and Training of the Animal, Undergraduate Research Process, Dissertation, Advanced Animal Training, Advanced Animal Performance Analysis

Modules are sometimes subject to change.

Optional modules change each year - you can attend introductory sessions before deciding which ones to study. For more information, please visit https://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/courses/undergraduate/bsc-hons-animal-training-and-performance/

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£13,000
per year
International
£13,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Studying a degree is a worthwhile investment, providing opportunities and experiences to help you to carve out a rewarding and successful future. We know that accessing funding, in the form of loans, grants, bursaries and scholarships, can make studying a degree possible for many students.

Alongside government loans, Hartpury University and our partners offer a range of financial support packages to eligible students applying for our courses. Please visit our student finance page for more information on what’s on offer to help you with your study costs: http://www.hartpury.ac.uk/university/facilities/life-at-hartpury/finance/

The Uni


Course location:

Hartpury University

Department:

Animal

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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.

87%
med
Animal science
87%
med
Animal management

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

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
74%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
9%
Male students
91%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Agriculture

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

74%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
D

After graduation


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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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