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Canine Science and Welfare FdSc

University Centre Myerscough

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The course is delivered via blended learning both online and at University Centre Myerscough and awarded by the University of Central Lancashire. The course has been designed for students wishing to pursue a Higher Education course linking science with vocational study of the canine industry and welfare. From those already professionally qualified pursuing a change of career direction to those students where full-time study is not possible, this qualification provides a combination of on-line learning opportunities alongside the provision at the University Centre Myerscough study weekends.

Learning Environment:

Learning activities on the course are in the main, via the online learning platform and these may involve live or recorded lectures and tutorials. This course also makes use of the on-site animal resources. During the study weekends there will be lectures with possible demonstrations from outside organisations and tutorials.

Students are expected to undertake extensive independent study and research to support lectures, seminars and assessments. Group work and group presentations form an important part of the course. Students will have access to specialist IT hardware and software, an on-line learning environment and reference facility.


Students will complete a variety of assessments including examinations and tests, practical assessments, essays, presentations, reports and group work.


On successful completion of the course providing the Research Methods option has been successfully completed, students may apply for the final year of the BSc(Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare course.


The course is designed with the intention that its graduates will be able to function effectively within the canine industry from a fundamental scientific base. Examples of possible careers include:

  • Rescue Centre work
  • Training assistance dogs
  • Kennel Managers
  • Animal Insurance Advisors
  • Zoological education/research/keeping
  • Research and development
  • Local authority/Defra/HM customs animal welfare officers
  • Behaviour advisors

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 1,250module

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 : CE

AS levels may be used to contribute to entry requirements but they are not sufficient for entry on their own.


University information

University Centre Myerscough

  • Campus address

    Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY, England

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