Glyndwr University

BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare & Conservation Science (with Foundation Year)

This broad-based course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to enter a variety of professions within the animal sector. Our Animal Science subject area is top in the UK for student satisfaction in the Complete University Guide 2022.

Entry Requirements

48-72 UCAS Tariff points at GCE A Level or equivalent. Appropriate AS Level and Level 3 Key Skills qualifications will also be taken into account. At least four GCSEs at grade C/4 (including English and Maths).

An animal background is required.  This may be achieved through work experience in the animal sector, and/or from an informal means such as breeding or keeping animals for leisure purposes.

The entry requirements are for general guidance. Alternative qualifications and experience are considered. All applications are considered on their individual merits.

IELTS:

6.0 (with no individual skill score below 5.5)

Career Prospects

Career opportunities in the animal care industry are wide-ranging. You could be working in animal welfare organisations, conservation, zoos and wildlife parks, veterinary practices, animal feed companies and veterinary or pharmaceutical companies. Further study opportunities are also available, such as progression to postgraduate level research and teaching qualifications.

Students moving into employment could expect to progress to careers within the animal industry such as Welfare Centre managers, zookeepers or careers allied to the industry, for example, research and consultancy work. 

Course Details

Key course features

  • Develop high-level knowledge of animal physiology, behaviour, training, welfare, and conservation
  • Urban and rural study environments - split your study time between the Northop campus set in the stunning North Wales countryside and our Wrexham campus, on the edge of the largest town in North East Wales
  • Excellent links with industry
  • Opportunities to carry out your own research project in a specialism of your choice within a variety of settings
  • Industry-active staff with specialist academic and practical skills, and experience of working with a range of domestic, and wild animals
  • Join our zoological society and enjoy a range of events, activities and trips throughout the year
  • Progression from the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation Science includes employment or post-graduate study

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

• The Skills You Need
• Contextual Studies
• Science and the Environment
• Laboratory and Field Skills in Biology (Biosciences)
• Introduction to Experimental Design and Mathematical Analysis (Biosciences)
• Introduction to Science

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

• Biological Concepts
• Husbandry
• Ethology and Anthrozoology
• Ethics and Welfare
• Academic and Personal Development
• Professional Practice:

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

• Research Methodologies
• Nutrition and Feeding Practice
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Learning and Training
• Survey Skills for Conservation
• Population Biology and Genetics

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

• Conservation Policy
• Research Project
• Stress and Animal Welfare
• Animal Behaviour Modification
• Research Skills and Professional Development

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