BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare) - (Top-up)

The BSc (Hons) Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare) - (Top-up) course offers students the opportunity to extend their FdA, HND or DipHE Level 5 qualification.

Our BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Pet Behaviour and Welfare) - (Top-up) programme focuses more on holistic approach to animal husbandry with modules on applied behaviour and welfare, breeding and animal health management alongside core topics of behaviour, nutrition and health.

Professional Recognition

Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC) - Recognised Programme logo

This programmes is recognised by the Animal Behaviour and Training Council (ABTC)

Roles recognised for: Animal Trainer, Animal Training Instructor, Animal Behaviour Technician and Clinical Animal Behaviourist

Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) logo

On graduating, students would be eligible for provisional membership of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC)

Capstone Project
(30 credits)
Applied Nutrition and Feeding
(15 credits)
Advanced Animal Health Science
(15 credits)
Genetics and Genomics
(15 credits)
Applied Behaviour and Animal Welfare
(15 credits)
Clinical Animal Behaviour
(15 credits)
Developing Clinical Practice
(15 credits)

Applicants should have a Level 5 qualification relevant to Animal Science (Pet Behaviour and Welfare).

For example:

  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • or Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE)

The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.

  • Animal handling practicals involving work with a wide range of domesticated and captive animal species
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars and debates
  • Inquiry-based learning
  • Visits
  • Online quizzes, wikis and activities
  • Laboratory practical classes including dissections

This course provides a mix of assessment methods including.

  • Practical assessments with companion and zoo animals, farm livestock and horses
  • Examinations - both multiple choice and essay questions
  • Presentations - both individually and in small groups
  • Essays and technical reports
  • Assessed seminars
  • Case studies
  • Experimental work and laboratory reports
  • Poster presentations
  • Debates
  • Dissertation