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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (BSc top-up)

BSc (Hons) - single

The BSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare is taught at Abingdon and Witney College and Solihull College.

This course is designed to offer you the latest academic insights into current research in animal behaviour, their biology and their welfare alongside practical application of this research. This will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to develop new ideas and evaluate current processes and practices in both animal behaviour and animal welfare science.

As well as being enrolled at a partner college, students are also enrolled at Oxford Brookes University and so are entitled to use many of the University’s facilities, such as the library and online resources. To find out more about what it is like to study at an Oxford Brookes partner college, visit our partnership course pages.

Typical offers

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Abingdon and Witney College / Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part time: 1 year and 1 semester

UCAS code

C865 - Abingdon and Witney College
C867 - Solihull College

For full application details, please see the 'How to apply / Entry requirements' section.

Tuition fees

Home/EU - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £7,200 2019/20: £7,350

Home/EU - part time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £3,675 2019/20: £3,750

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,800 2019/20: £9,000 (Abingdon & Witney only)

*Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.

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

Please be aware that some courses will involve some additional costs that are not covered by your fees. Specific additional costs for this course, if any, are detailed in the 'This course in detail' window above.

Questions about fees?
Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Typical offers

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.

Specific entry requirements

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

How to apply

International applicants

Apply direct »

For full-time study you can also apply through UCAS.

International applications

International students requiring a Tier 4 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.

Credit transfer

Oxford Brookes operates 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.

Find out more

For full details about studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare, please visit the College website.