FdSc - Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Year One (Level 4)
Study and Research Skills.
Functional Anatomy and Physiology.
Animal Health and Disease.
Animal Welfare and Legislation.
Principles of Animal Ecology (10 credits)
Principles of Animal Behaviour (10 credits)
Work Based Learning.
Year Two (Level 5)
Applied Breeding and Population Genetics.
Specialist Research Project.
Applied Companion Animal Behaviour.
Applied Animal Husbandry and Nutrition.
Applied Conservation of Wildlife (Option Unit).
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (Option Unit)
Topics in Applied Psychology (Option Unit)
A minimum of 64 new UCAS tariff points. Normally one A Level in a Biological /Environmental Science or Psychology plus other subjects, or a MERIT at Level 3 Extended Diploma (previously National Diploma) in Animal Management OR Distinction in 90 Credit Diploma Animal Management.
4 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 Access 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 and 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 completion of the BSc Top Up year at Kingston Maurward College.