BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: One or three years

The Programme

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.

A final year 'top up' is also available for applicants who have a Foundation Degree in an appropriate subject.

What You Study

  • 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.

How To Apply

Application for the three-year programme is through UCAS using code C125.

If you wish to enter into the final year of the course following successful completion of a relevant Foundation degree, please apply either via UCAS (selecting three as the year of entry).

If you are currently studying for a degree at Bishop Burton or Riseholme and wish to 'top up', please apply via our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. Whilst UCAS advertise a January deadline, we continue to accept applications through to the September you wish to start with us, provided we have spaces available and the course remains open.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a minimum of 104 UCAS points at A-Level, a Level 3 Extended Diploma at DMM 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.

For advanced entry to the third year of this programme, a relevant Foundation Degree is required.

If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).

Michael Belshaw

BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training

Since graduating from the BSc Applied Animal Behaviour and Training course, Michael has travelled extensively working as a professional animal trainer in a variety of zoo’s and marine parks around the world. 

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