FdSc Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare

1. Course details

Qualification name Foundation Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare
Qualification level 5
Awarding organisation Kingston University
Course type Classroom based
Course hours FullTime
Course start date 14 September 2020
Cost description As a partner of the University of Greenwich, we'll be charging £8,630 per year for a full Honours Degree and £6,165 per year for a Foundation Degree.
Attendance pattern Daytime

2. Who this course is for

The programme will be of interest to students who enjoy the biological sciences and have an interest in pursuing a career in the animal management industry. There is a broad diversity in the career opportunities available that relate to animal behaviour and welfare and these can often involve roles that offer both practical and theoretical elements. The varied styles of teaching delivery within the programme are therefore ideal for creating graduates that can make the most of these career opportunities. Students will develop a range of practical biological science and practical animal skills in the first year whilst studying specific animal behaviour and welfare course materials. This establishment of fundamental skills is then developed further as students progress into year two and if they wish to proceed to a full Honours degree, into year three, where subjects taught cover a diverse range of relevant areas such as Behavioural Ecology and Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience.

3. Entry requirements

48 UCAS points or a Pass grade from a relevant Level 3 Extended Diploma. UCAS points are often made up from A Levels, preferably one in a science based subject. All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English, maths and science and have spent two years studying at Level 3. Applications from mature students, without the standard entry requirements, who are working in the animal industry, are warmly welcomed.

4. What you'll learn

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5. How you'll learn

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6. What you'll need to bring

Student who begin the programme are expected to purchase equipment that will allow them to work on the Animal Management Unit. The items required are steel toe capped boots, black cargo trousers, green Hadlow branded polo shirt (jumpers also available) and students are also encouraged to buy appropriate outdoor weather gear as well. The need for these items is also highlighted to students in induction week and in paperwork sent out with conformation of their place on the programme. Course specific reading lists can be made available to students if requested but it is stressed they are subject to change before the start of the academic year.

7. How you'll be assessed

Assessments include coursework, individual and group oral and PowerPoint presentations, mixed media formats, research reports, case studies and assignments, and closed and open book examination.

8. Next steps

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9. Venue

Name Hadlow College (Hadlow Campus)
Address TonbridgeRoad
TN11 0AL
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10. Other venues and dates

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