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Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation (BSc top-up)

BSc (Hons)

Key facts


UCAS code

TBC - Abingdon and Witney College. TBC - Solihull College

Start dates

September 2020

Course length

Full time: 1 year

Part time: 2 - 4 years

Department

Department of Biological and Medical Sciences

Overview


The BSc (top-up) in Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation allows suitably qualified FdSc and HND graduates to acquire honours-level knowledge and skills to enhance their employability. The focus is on canines but includes a range of other small and large species.

Graduates may progress directly to work in this expanding industry or progress on to master's and other postgraduate studies. Students take applied rehabilitation and hydrotherapy modules that inform improvements in methods of therapy & management within practices, and research their own chosen dissertation. They may also acquire an accredited Level 3 Certificate in Small Animal Hydrotherapy.

Tuition fees


Please see the fees note
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£3,750

International full time off-campus
£9,000

Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees


2019/20
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,350

Home/EU part time off-campus
£3,750

International full time off-campus
£9,000

2020/21
Home/EU full time off-campus
£7,570 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

Home/EU part time off-campus
£5,045 (subject to agreement by Office for Students)

International full time off-campus
£9,270

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:
+44 (0)1865 483088

Please note tuition fees for Home/EU 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 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 below.

Additional costs

  • Students will be required to purchase practical uniform and steel-toe capped boots for use if they work in the Animal Care Centre / Animal Unit.
  • Attendance on a variety of day trips and at a number of guest lectures may be a compulsory part of the course and students will be required to pay the associated fees.
  • There will also be additional costs for learning resources such as books, stationary and for the production of coursework.

How to apply


Students will usually have achieved an average grade (GPA) of 55% in Fd(Sc) 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

Entry requirements

Specific entry requirements

Students who have not studied the Oxford Brookes 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 and evidence coverage of sufficient comparable content to allow entrance to this BSc year.

Students who have studied HND in Animal Management or equivalent HND will need an overall merit profile.

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, available here.

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.

Please also see the University's general entry requirements.

Selection process

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.

English language requirements

Please see the University's standard English language requirements.

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

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 / EU applicants

Apply through UCAS

Part time Home / EU applicants

Apply direct to the University

International applicants

Apply direct to the University

Full time 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.