This programme provides a comprehensive practical and theoretical understanding of animal behaviour. Students are equipped with an understanding of companion and wild animal behaviour which can be applied to both domestic and commercial environments.
- Animal behaviour and physiology
- Health and nutrition
- Research methods
- Human and animal psychology
- Animal welfare and legislation
- Domestic and exotic species’ behaviour
- Animal training
- Research skills
- Business and marketing
- Consulting and animal behaviour management.
Three years full-time or one year as a 'top up' degree, following completion of a relevant Level 5 programme.
An MSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training is also available at Bishop Burton College.
Students are assessed through research projects, seminars and presentations, plus practical tests to include field work and laboratory, written assignments / essays / posters and leaflets.
This degree will prepare you for work at a senior level in areas including animal rehabilitation, management, behaviour consultancy and counselling, education and training, plus many more.
Application is through UCAS using code C125.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue and a white lab coat, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe-capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £100.
Training equipment will also be required (i.e. clicker and target stick) for the training related modules.
There may also be additional costs for educational visits / trips.
Please use the following links to learn more about our policies and procedures.
- Academic Regulations: This programme follow the regulations of University of Hull.
- Student Disciplinary Policy
Please visit our Document Downloads page to access the College's other policies, i.e. our Mental Health Policy.
Applicants should have a minimum of 80 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at MMP or equivalent qualification. They must also have GCSE English at grade C or above, or an equivalent qualification.
Life experience of mature students will be taken into account when considering applications. The successful completion of an entry task may be required when considering applications without the required formal entry qualifications.
BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training
After completing the BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course, Kim secured her dream job as an Animal Warden/Pest Control Officer for East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
Q: What duties does your current role include and what do you enjoy?
A: My role as an Animal Warden involves dealing with many dog related issues within the community of which dog fouling is a major part of the job, not only enforcing the legal side but promoting responsible dog ownership and educating the public.
I have the responsibility for investigating reports of stray dogs and collecting detained dogs that have been found by members of the public. I am then actively involved with ensuring these dog are removed safely from the streets to minimise the stress on the dog and safety of the public. It brings me great pleasure when I am able to reunite owner and dog or be part of the process where a dog finds a new family.
Other elements of my job involve investigating reports of dangerous dogs to ensure the safety of all concerned, Offering advice and treating a range of pests and educating the public at open days, shows and key events.
Q: How has the course you completed at Bishop Burton College helped you in your career so far?
A: I firmly believe that the knowledge and skills I have gained from my years at Bishop Burton has benefitted me greatly in my career and is still playing a key role in my day to day job. For instance, noise nuisance from barking dogs is par of my day-to-day jon and the knowledge I now have on canine behaviour from Bishop Burton College enables me to offer help and advice to members of the public, to help them deal with these types of problems.