Course Details

Welcome to the BSc (Hons) Top up Degree in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at Chichester College Group, Brinsbury Campus. The qualification has been designed for people who have a keen interest in the behaviour of domestic and wild animals, and who have a passion for improving the welfare of animals within our care. This course will equip you with the specialist knowledge and skills needed to enter the animal industry in a wide and diverse range of specialist areas from trainers and behaviourists to welfare analysts and lecturers. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the animal industry and is underpinned by the research and industry experience of our staff. The Level 6 course develops knowledge in the areas of behaviour and welfare, extending knowledge and skills in these areas to cover cognition and training along with ethics and law related to animal welfare. Students will also undertake a dissertation on a topic of their choice, fully supported by a research skills module and specialist lecturers.

Entry Requirements

Completion of a L5 qualification at Merit or equivalent in a related subject including GCSE Maths and English at 4/C or above.

Career options

This course qualifies you for employment within the animal management and welfare sector. Employment opportunities exist within the industry such as zoological parks, animal charity organisations, government agencies and regulatory bodies as well as creating opportunities to study at Masters level.

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare top up degree (subject to validation)

Five highlights

  • 1 Good university links and advice on progression
  • 2 Small class sizes to allow individualised learning
  • 3 Regular tutorial support to enhance your learning experience
  • 4 Diverse range of animal species to study
  • 5 Support and guidance from highly qualified staff

Key Points

  • Brinsbury Campus
  • 31.08.2020
  • BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour and Welfare


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Course code Location Course length Start date
ANC128BF1A Brinsbury Campus 1 Year 31.08.2020

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will benefit from a comprehensive programme of academic study skills throughout the course. Units will include: Applied Animal Welfare Animal Law and Ethics Advanced Behaviour Modification, Learning and Training Research Methods Dissertation

How will I be taught?

You will be taught both in a classroom setting and in the animal centre. You will also be expected to undertake self directed research. Learners will complete field work and will have the opportunity to participate in a number of trips and visits.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mixture of written assignments and reports, posters and oral presentations, practical assessments, discussions and debates, as well as creating material suitable for online social media platforms.

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