FdSc in Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Year One (Level 4)
• Study and Research Skills.
• Functional Anatomy & Physiology.
• Fundamentals of Animal Nutrition.
• Animal Welfare and Legislation.
• Principles of Animal Ecology and Behaviour.
• Work Based Learning.
Year Two (Level 5)
• Applied Breeding & Population Genetics..
• Specialist Research Project..
• Applied Conservation of Wildlife.
• Applied Companion Animal Behaviour.
• Management of Animal Collections (Option Unit).
• Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation (Option Unit)
• Topics in Applied Psychology (Option Unit)
120 UCAS tariff points. Normally one A Level in a Biological /Environmental Science or Psychology, or an average pass at Level 3 Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma) in Animal Management.
GCSEs in Maths, English (grade C or above) are required. Mature entry is actively encouraged and relevant work experience will be considered in place of formal qualifications, but Acess to HE courses in Science are highly recommended.
International students required to meet IELTS (Academic) 6.0 or above (with minimum 5.5 in each component)
The key route following the foundation degree is the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare top up year at Kingston Maurward College. Other colleges and univerisities also offer similar final year courses.
This qualification offers excellent employment opportunities in the following areas: animal welfare organisations, assurance, inspection and enforcement agencies, wildlife conservation organisations, animal collections, laboratory technicians, animal behaviour consultancy and training. Graduates have progressed to postgraduate qualifications following completionof the BSc Top Up year at Kingston Maurward College.