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Animal Behaviour and Welfare BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    University Centre Reaseheath

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Study, with a biological approach, the fascinating scientific discipline of animal behaviour and welfare.

Course overview

On this course, you will explore the ways in which the biological sciences are applied to animal behaviour and welfare, in what is an exciting and rapidly-changing field.

An animal’s welfare can range from very poor to excellent at any point in its life, and it is important that we understand the biological needs of different types of animals.

This knowledge enables us to adopt an evidence-based approach to the management of animals under human care, such as domestic pets, equine, assistance and service animals, and those on farms or in zoos and sanctuaries.

Why study this course with us?

This course offers an integrated, scientific approach to the study of the theory and practice of animal behaviour and welfare, and the wider role of this discipline within the biological sciences.

Teaching methods

You will be taught via a mixture of classroom-/lecture theatre-based sessions, supplemented with some practicals and informative field trips (depending on modules taken).

Assessment

Assessments are designed to encourage both academic skills and skills valued in the workplace, and include a combination of coursework and end-of-module examinations. Coursework includes (but is not limited to) essays, reports, data processing and oral presentations.

Job prospects

Previous graduates have gone on to do a range of job roles, including working as zoo keepers, animal welfare officers, education officers, research assistants, or working with animal- or conservation-related charities. Transferable employability skills also equip our graduates for a wide range of graduate careers outside of the animal sector. Some graduates also go on to do postgraduate study, including at Master's and PhD level.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

12,750per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBC

The Department requires one of the following subjects as essential for entry:GCE A Level: Biology, Applied Science

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University information

University of Chester

  • University League Table

    94th

  • Campus address

    University of Chester, Parkgate Road, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 4BJ, England

With over 19,000 students from 130 countries, the university provides a diverse, vibrant and safe location for a growing number of international students.
Students can choose from a comprehensive range of over 500 courses across all levels, taught at specialist sites with modern facilities.
Courses promote practical learning to enhance employability, with industry placements or overseas opportunities from five weeks to one year.

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    72nd out of 103 3

  • Entry standards

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  • Graduate prospects

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

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    116 51%

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  • Graduate prospects

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    73 73%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.88 78%

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