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Animal Behaviour and Welfare (FdSc)

Foundation Degree Fd(Sc)

The foundation degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare is taught at Abingdon & Witney College and Solihull College.

This course has been designed with input from local employers to meet skills shortages in animal-related industries. The total UK animal health market is worth around £360 million per annum.

As well as being enrolled at a partner college, you 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.

As with most foundation degrees, the course is for people who have previous experience of their chosen subject of study. You might, for example, have current or previous experience of working with animals or have studied for qualifications such as a national diploma in animal or equine science. 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.

Typical offers

Available start dates

September 2019 / September 2020

Teaching location

Abingdon and Witney College / Solihull College

Course length

  • Full time: 2 years (2 days per week). Individual modules may be available.
  • Part time: 3 years (at Solihull)

UCAS code

D300 - Abingdon & Witney College
C866 - 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: £4,500. 2019/20: £5,010.

International - full time off-campus fee: 2018/19: £8,200 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
finance-fees@brookes.ac.uk

Funding and scholarships

For general sources of financial support, see:

Typical offers

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.

 

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.

Specific entry requirements

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

How to apply

International applicants

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.