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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (advanced entry only) BSc (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary


Exciting opportunity for students with an HND in Animal Care to enter year 3 of Scotland’s only BSc programme in Animal Behaviour and Welfare.

Our BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare prepares students for graduate careers by providing an exciting opportunity to explore the science that underpins our understanding of animal behaviour and welfare.

We are the only University in Scotland to offer HND Animal Care students the opportunity to “top up” their qualifications with a BSc Honours degree. This additional qualification will enhance your employability and open up additional opportunities in terms of career options and further study.

Upon completion of the programme, you will have:

  • Developed a thorough knowledge and understanding of core and critical concepts in animal behaviour and welfare.
  • Become skilled in collecting, manipulating and analysing data that is relevant to research questions in animal behaviour and welfare.
  • Learned how to plan, execute and present an independent piece of work.
  • Developed the skills and confidence to construct a reasoned argument to support your position on ethical issues relevant to animal welfare.
  • Practised communication of science with both peers and non-scientists.

Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by a combination of assessments methods which include:

  • online tests
  • oral and poster presentations
  • production of video
  • fieldwork notebooks
  • grant proposal
  • essay, thesis and project report
  • written exam


Graduates in Animal Behaviour and Welfare will have a set of graduate attributes that prepare them for a variety of jobs in animal science and the biosciences including:

  • animal sanctuaries
  • zoos or wildlife parks
  • relevant industry and conservation organisations
  • education or research

Students who complete this programme at an appropriate level of achievement will also be able to continue with postgraduate study in a relevant discipline.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,700per year

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

University information

University of Aberdeen

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  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    178 78%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%



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