This distance learning programme is aimed at students who have already completed a Foundation Degree or equivalent. The programme aims to produce students with a sound academic and practical knowledge of the disciplines and factors that relate to canine behaviour management. The programme builds on the skills developed during the Canine Behaviour and Training Foundation Degree and adds knowledge that will enhance the canine professional. Students must fund their own accommodation for compulsory block sessions.
- Veterinary and holistic approaches for behavioural problems
- Counselling and psychology
- Animal cognition
- Advanced learning theory.
Two years part-time.
This is predominantly an online course, with seven hours per week of taught and guided learning.
An MSc in Applied Animal Behaviour and Training is also available at the 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.
Many opportunities are available to enter the profession at a senior level on completion of this degree, including in dog training, management, behaviour counselling, service dog work and training dogs for commercial work, plus many more.
Students are required to have a kennel coat or overalls in blue, which are available from our online shop. Steel toe capped footwear is also required. We anticipate this will cost approximately £65.
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 relevant Foundation Degree. Relevant HND / HNC students with a distinction profile will also be considered.
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 Canine Behaviour Management (Top Up)
Ian worked in the dog section at the Metropolitan Police for 27 years, which included work in narcotics and counter terrorism. He is a member of numerous animal welfare organisations and runs courses for the police, local authorities and housing providers on dog-related legislation, canine communication and staying safe around dogs. Ian has also launched a behaviour change scheme similar to a speed awareness course, aimed at reducing the need for dog owners to be prosecuted.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: It is a really friendly place, with good quality lecturers and well-structured units. The freedom to do this course distance learning is a huge advantage and allows me to pay the mortgage whilst working towards my degree.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: Learning all the things I wish I had known 30 years ago, although the lecturers are truly in touch with all the latest peer-reviewed information so much of what is taught is cutting edge. Although I need the flexibility of distance learning, I absolutely love the block weeks, getting together with the rest of the cohort and talking dogs all night long.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I have looked into studying at a higher level and hope my behaviour change scheme can take off nationally.