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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc top-up)
C865 - Abingdon & Witney College. C867 - Solihull College
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 1 year and 1 semester
The one-year BSc (top-up) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare course is aimed at people who wish to
upgrade a Level 5 qualification in animal-related studies, such as the FdSc in Animal Behaviour and
Welfare, to a BSc (Hons) qualification. This course allows you to develop and expand on your
scientific knowledge of animal behaviour and welfare, alongside practical application of this
knowledge within animal-related industries. Within this course there are opportunities to develop
your academic skills, through critical analysis and evaluation of contemporary research.
Graduates may progress into graduate roles within animal-related industries or may continue their
studies by progressing onto Level 7 studies, such as Masters degree courses. Previous graduates
have progressed into careers in behaviour and training, some have entered into work in zoos, animal
rescue centres and veterinary practices.
This course is taught at Witney College, at the Common Leys Campus or Solihull College. Therefore you may need to consider travel costs depending on your proximity to the campus.
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
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
Specific entry requirements
A Level: Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in the Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare or an equivalent relevant animal related level 5 qualification of 240 CAT points, subject to individual credit rating by Oxford Brookes University.
Students who have studied the HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile.
Students who have not studied the Oxford Brooke University Fd(Sc) in Animal Behaviour and Welfare will need to produce a transcript of the modules and learning outcomes they have studied on their level 5 course to allow credit rating by Oxford Brookes University and evidence coverage of sufficient comparable content to allow entrance to this BSc year.
There are limited places on the course and the above requirements are minimum requirements. Gaining a place on the course will also be subject to a successful interview and a strong UCAS application with an appropriate reference.
Applicants with non-standard entry qualifications may be admitted with APL (accreditation for prior learning) or APEL (accreditation for prior experiential learning) in accordance with university regulations.
Students must be at least 19½ years of age.
Please also see the University's general entry requirements.
English language requirements
Please see the University's standard English language requirements.
International students requiring a Student visa cannot study this course at Solihull College, but can apply to study it at our other partners.
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.
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.
Full time Home (UK) applicantsApply through UCAS
Part time Home (UK) applicantsApply direct to the University
International applicantsApply direct to the University
Full time international applicants can also apply through UCAS
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