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Companion Animal Behaviour

UCAS Code: C33D

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects

Pass

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade 4 at English and maths GCSE and it is advantageous to have a science (biology) or psychology

64 UCAS points normally in science based subjects

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

The programme provides deeper insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of companion animal species and application of theory to improve problem behaviours. It is designed to prepare you for a career in the management of companion animal behaviour predominantly, however in year 1 of the course students can explore content relating to other animal species. As many people working in the companion animal industry are business owners, this is incorporated into the course.

**PROGRAMME MODULES**
Year 1: (30 credits each)
? Animal Behaviour
? Animal Health, Welfare and Nutrition
? Practical Projects, Enrichment and Training
? Professional Development in the Work Environment

Year 2: (30 credits each)
? Problem Behaviour Management
? Business Management
? Research Methods
? Professional Development in the Work Environment 2

**CAREERS**
You could work in the field of canine and feline behaviour and/or training, or set up your own business to offer services such as dog walking, pet sitting or animal behaviour services. You could also work with charitable organisations involved with re-homing pets.

Modules

Year 1: professional development in the work environment 1 (30 credits), animal behaviour (30 credits), animal health, welfare and nutrition (30 credits), practical projects, enrichment and training (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Year 2: professional development in the work environment 2 (30 credits); research methods (30 credits); problem behaviour management (30 credits); business and events management (30 credits). Total 120 credits.

Assessment methods

You will be continually assessed through coursework in the form of written and practical assignments, essays, project work, practical skills tests, oral presentations and written examinations. Most modules will have 2-3 assessments.

Tuition fees

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England
£8,000
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EU
£8,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,000
per year
Scotland
£8,000
per year
Wales
£8,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Merrist Wood College

Department:

Higher Education

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