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BSc (Hons) Animal Behavioural Science & Welfare

BSc (Hons)

Study mode Full time / Part time
Location Moulton
Level Level 6
Start date Sep 2024
Duration 3 years / 5 years
Awarding body University of Northampton

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to work with animals and will give students the knowledge and expertise to enter a wide range of professions in this area.

Our on-site facilities include a working farm; animal welfare centre; animal therapy centre; equine yard; and veterinary practice, where you can gain hands-on commercial experience alongside your studies. We also have links with a wide range of animal organisations, such as Woburn Safari Park, Colchester Zoo, The Raptor Foundation, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Dodson and Horrell Feed Specialists, RSPCA, Woodgreen Animal Shelter and Twycross Zoo.

This degree provides an in-depth look into animal anatomy and physiology, animal behaviour and welfare, principles of ecology, animal health and diseases and general animal husbandry.

You will be able to gain hands on experience working with a wide range of species alongside learning about the law and ethics behind the animal industry, animal science, veterinary health & animal epidemiology, animal behaviour and welfare and conservation.

For information about course fees please refer to our Fees and Financial Support pages.

The course is assessed through a rage of assessments including written assignments, poster presentations, seminar presentations, portfolios, exams and project work. The course is mostly assessed through individual assessments, but elements of group work may be incorporated to bring in a real-world learning experience. At Level 6 you are also required to complete a dissertation project.

Our variety of assessment methods, providing students with an increased chance of success, have been commended by external examiners.

Recent graduates have successfully furthered their careers in a wide variety of animal-related positions including as canine hydro therapists, welfare officers, nutrition specialists, animal technicians and college lecturers.

Others have gone on to teach further education in the animal sciences area such as animal welfare, physiotherapy and veterinary nursing.

Please see the typical offer list below. A wide range of qualifications are accepted. Applicants may also be offered a place on the basis of their experience and we would welcome applications from mature students or people currently working in industry who are seeking Continuing Professional Development (CPD) or part time study opportunities

QualificationGrade ProfileUCAS Tariff Points
Level 3 Extended Diploma
96 points
Level 3 Diploma
96 points
88 points
International Baccalaureate

24 points
Scottish Highers
24 points
Higher Irish Leaving Certificate
78 points

We also have Access to Higher Education course options which can support you in gaining the qualifications required for a degree level programme.

The UCAS code for this course is D300.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

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Amphibian, Crustacean and Invertebrate Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Aquatics Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Rodent Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Outdoor Unit

Animal Welfare Centre
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Reptile Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Exotic Species Centre

Animal Welfare Centre
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Africa Section

Animal Welfare Centre
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Twilight Centre

Animal Welfare Centre