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Applied Animal Behavioural Science and Welfare, BSc Hons (Hadlow)

This applied behavioural science and welfare degree is for students who want to pursue careers in animal behaviour and animal welfare - particularly with animals in captivity.

This degree is aimed at those with an active interest in the welfare of animals in captivity and who wish to develop this into a professional career. You will develop your theoretical and practical skills with state-of-the-art facilities designed with animal welfare and specific behavioural needs in mind.

Modules include animal behaviour, anatomy and physiology, animal cognition and learning, conservation, and animal health and disease management. The wide range of topics covered will enable you to consider a number of industry posts, including those in management and research.

The course is offered by one of the university's partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.

Course/institution codes

D302

Entry requirements

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Partner college

University Centre Hadlow

Duration

3 years full-time

Start month

September

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What you should know about this course

  • The course is offered by one of our partner colleges: Hadlow College in Kent.
  • It will allow you to consider a number of future career opportunities in management and research.

What you will study

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Entry requirements

If you are

96 UCAS points or a Merit 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.

Please call our Clearing line or join live chat now to discuss your options.

The University of Greenwich accepts a broad range of international qualifications for admission to our courses.

For detailed information on the academic and English language requirements, please find your country in our directory.

Alternatively, please contact us:

Available to overseas students?

Yes

Can I use prior learning?

Find out more on our Recognition of Prior Learning pages.

How you will learn

For new and returning students in September, our focus is on making our university environments safe and accessible to everyone.  We’ve prepared a 'blended model' of teaching which means combining face-to-face sessions on our campuses with online lectures. All face-to-face sessions are in line with distancing rules. If students are ill or shielding, we’ll provide all lectures and course materials online.

Ready for September

Teaching

In a typical week learning takes place through a combination of:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • 1-to-1 tutorials

Further details to be confirmed.

Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups. You will also be able to meet your personal tutor. Scheduled learning activities may fall between 9am and 9pm, depending on your elective courses and tutorials.

Class sizes

Information coming soon.

Independent learning

Outside of timetabled sessions, you'll need to dedicate time to self-study to prepare for coursework, presentations and exams. Our library and online resources with support your further reading and research.

Overall workload

Your overall workload consists of scheduled learning activities which will include online lectures, online and on campus discussions, workshops and practical sessions.

If you are studying full time, you should expect the workload to be similar to a full-time job (approx. 40 hours per week. For part-time students, this will reduce in proportion with the number of courses you are studying.

Each module you study earns you credits toward your degree. Every credit represents around 10 study hours. So, if you receive 50 hours of scheduled learning activities for a 30-credit module, you should expect to commit 250 hours to independent study to complete it successfully.

Assessment

On this course, students are assessed by take-home exams, coursework and practice assessments on campus where required.

Each course has formal assessments which count towards your grade. Some courses may also include 'practice' assessments, which help you monitor progress and do not count towards your final grade.

Feedback summary

Feedback will differ depending upon the assessment method. Assessment feedback will be given in a timely manner that adheres to Hadlow College's Assessment Policy, with a four-week limit on feedback for formal summative assessment.

Dates and timetables

Academic year: September to June.

Full teaching timetables are not usually available until term has started. For any queries, please call 01732 850551 or email enquiries@hadlow.ac.uk

Official statistics on Discover Uni

Full time

Fees and funding

Your time at university should be enjoyable, rewarding, and free of unnecessary stress. Planning your finances before you come to university can help to reduce financial concerns. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

2019/2020 fees

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2020/2021 fees

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Funding your study

There is a range of financial support options available to support your studies, including the Aspire@Greenwich award for study resources that many full-time students will receive.

Discover more about grants, student loans, bursaries and scholarships. We also provide advice and support on budgeting, money management and financial hardship.

Financial support

Other costs

Some courses have additional costs associated with them, such as trips, clothing and materials. Students may also need to purchase some specialist equipment.

For this course, you will need the following:

Full details of costs are provided at interview or can be obtained by contacting the College Information and Recruitment Services. More information.

Careers and placements

Will I have a work placement?

Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.

What sort of careers do graduates pursue?

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD, or into a wide range of management and research posts within the industry. 

Typical employers include animal rescue centres, animal charities, zoos and wildlife parks, as well as educational institutions and retail outlets.

Do you provide employability services?

Hadlow College has a dedicated team that will work with you to develop your CV, provide you with interview experience and offer advice on your future career direction. 

As a University of Greenwich student, you can also benefit from the careers services at the University, including online resources and one-to-one assistance with placement and employment opportunities, knowledge of job markets, HR selection processes and job applications.

More about Careers.

Support and advice

Academic skills and study support

To help you settle in and enjoy your time with us we offer a range of support. The high standards our support reach was recognised during our last OFSTED 'Care Standards' Inspection - once again (for the fourth consecutive time) we received a Grade 1 'outstanding' with no recommendations needed to improve our services.

At the start of your course you'll be assigned a personal tutor who will guide and monitor you during your time with us. In your one-to-one tutorials, which are held regularly throughout the year, you will have the chance to discuss careers, health and social education, as well as academic progress.

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If you are a UK or EU student and you want to study full-time, you can now apply through Clearing.

If you want to apply for a later session, please see our how to apply page.

If you are a UK or EU student and want to study part-time then you apply to the university directly.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you are a Non-EU student, you can apply directly via our website or through one of our agents. Please note that if you require a Tier 4 student visa, you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.