BSc Canine Behaviour Management (Top Up) :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BSc Canine Behaviour Management (Top Up)

Department: Animal Management

Type: Degree

Duration: Two years part-time

The Programme

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 from a relevant Level 5 qualification and adds knowledge that will enhance the canine professional.

This programme utilises webinars, which take place one evening a week, and compulsory block sessions. Students must fund their own accommodation for the block sessions.

What You Study

  • Veterinary and holistic approaches for behavioural problems
  • Counselling and psychology
  • Animal cognition
  • Advanced learning theory
  • Dissertation. 

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form.

Applications for the year you wish to study open in September the year before. 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 relevant Foundation Degree or HND in Animal Management. HNC students with a distinction profile may 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.

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).

Ian McParland

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.