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Animal Behaviour and Training

Warwickshire College Group

UCAS Code: D306 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also need five GCSEs at grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language, Science and Mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

104

This may be derived from a Level 3 qualification in a related subject or A Levels, ideally including one Science subject. Entry requirements are for guidance only. We welcome students with equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact us to discuss further.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Animal behaviour

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Training course 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 course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Modules

Modules may include:

Year 1 - Level 4:
Principles of Animal Ethology
Animal Anatomy and Physiology
Applied Animal Management
The Animal Industry
Academic Study Skills, Employability and T-Shaped (ASSET)
Psychology of Animal Training

Year 2 - 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 3 - Level 6:
Ethics and the Animal Industry
Advances in Behavioural Research
Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour
Dissertation (Double Module)
Advanced Animal Training

For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1L8DpiCkdyvEVHdA6c41gH1O9CwR17OnX/view

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

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.

The Uni


Course location:

Moreton Morrell College

Department:

Health and Care

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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.

54%
low
Animal behaviour

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

67%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
59%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
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

81%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
23%
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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Agriculture, food and related studies

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

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£25k

£25k

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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