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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (FdSc)

Fd(Sc)

Key facts

UCAS code

C866 - Solihull College

Start dates

September 2023

Course length

Full time: Full time: 2 years (2 days per week). Individual modules may be available.

Part time: 3 years (at Solihull College)

UCAS Tariff Points

80

Overview

The FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare is designed to prepare you for a career in a wide range of animal-related industries.  Skills gained on this course allows you to progress into a wide range of animal-related careers.  Within this course there are opportunities to develop your practical animal handling and management skills, carry out work experience within animal-related industry and to develop research skills through an industry-related research project.

On completing this course, you may progress on to our BSc top-up course or move into employment.  

This course is for people who might have current or previous experience working with animals or who have gained further education qualifications in animal-related studies. However, we also welcome applications from those of you with a desire to gain qualifications which would equip you to work in an animal-related industry.

This course is taught at Solihull College. Therefore you may need to consider travel costs depending on your proximity to the campus.

Tuition fees

Please see the fees note
Home (UK) full time off campus
£7,570

Home (UK) part time off-campus
£5,045

Home (UK) full time off campus
£7,570

Home (UK) part time off-campus
£5,045

Tuition fees

2022 / 23
Home (UK) full time off campus
£7,570

Home (UK) part time off-campus
£5,045

2023 / 24
Home (UK) full time off campus
£7,570

Home (UK) part time off-campus
£5,045

Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.

Financial support and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see our Fees and funding pages.

Additional costs

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course are detailed below.

How to apply

Wherever possible we make our conditional offers using the UCAS Tariff. The combination of A-level grades listed here would be just one way of achieving the UCAS Tariff points for this course.

Standard offer

UCAS Tariff Points: 80

A Level: BB

IB Points: 24

BTEC: MMP

Further offer details

We seek students who have the potential to make good scientists and accept that qualifications are not the only indicator of future potential. Entrants to the programme should normally possess the following:

Either, a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience and a current role in an appropriate workplace setting, and a line manager’s letter of support and recommendation; 

or, a minimum of 80 UCAS points which could arise from the following:

  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma or other equivalent qualifications, such as GNVQ/NVQ or other Level 3 vocational qualifications. 
  • a minimum of one pass at A-level or 6-unit Vocational A-level, plus three passes at GCSE (grades A–C), or O-level (grades A–C) normally including Mathematics, English Language and Science.

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

It may be possible, in certain situations, to gain accreditation of prior learning to enable students to enter the course with advanced standing or gain exemption from an element/ elements of the programme. This is assessed on an individual basis and is awarded in line with Oxford Brookes University’s regulations on accreditation of prior learning.

Students who obtain sufficient CAT points at level 4 in appropriate modules from alternative institutions may be granted entry at Level 5.

Students must be at least 17½ years of age.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

English language requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate that their level of English is acceptable, by achieving a score in a recognised test such as British Council IELTS: normally minimum level 6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in the reading and writing components.

Please also see the University's standard English language requirements.

International applications

International students requiring a Student visa cannot study this course at Solihull College.

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

When you accept our offer, you agree to the Terms and Conditions of Enrolment. You should therefore read those conditions before accepting the offer.

Credit transfer

Many of our courses consider applications for entry with credit for prior learning. Each application is individually assessed by our credit entry tutors. 

If you would like more information about whether or not you may be eligible for the award of credit, for example from an HND, partly-completed degree or foundation degree, please contact our Admissions team.

We operate the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). All undergraduate single modules are equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits and double modules to 15 ECTS credits. More about ECTS credits.

Application process

Full time Home (UK) applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home (UK) applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS

Programme Changes:

On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.

For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.