AVAILABLE BRAND: Cornwall College | LEARNING AREAS: Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing COURSES

FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology

For 2018 start - Available with a Science Gateway qualification

Cornwall College Newquay LEVEL: 5 Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing

This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour.

Through study of the underpinning science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species, e.g. companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals. You will focus on behaviour in the main vertebrate groups.

There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the welfare of animals and the promotion of humane treatment of animals.

As an FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work.

Work-related learning is embedded within the Personal & Employability Skills Development and Animal Behaviour in Practice modules. You will have the opportunity to experience the world of work, even if you are studying full-time.

 

Possible Progression (subject to availability) 

– BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at Plymouth University
– BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
– BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at Plymouth University

 

Possible Careers 

– Enrichment Advisor
– Field Researcher
– Dog Trainer
– Animal Therapy Assistant
– Animal Behaviourist

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: DC38
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-levels (preferably in a science subject) or relevant Level 3 qualifications. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, maths and a science.

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COURSE MODULES

Indicative Module Year 1

  • Psychological Principles
  • Evolutionary Theories
  • Hygiene, Health & Welfare of Captive Animals
  • Personal & Employability Skills Development
  • Introduction to Animal Behaviour
  • Animal Training
  • Business Skills for the Animal Care Sector
  • Anthrozoology

Indicative Module Year 2

  • Animal Behaviour Management & Therapy
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioural Ecology
  • Individual Research Project
  • Education & Interpretation in Public Spaces
  • Animal Behaviour in Practice

*Modules are subject to change and availability

COURSE OFFERINGS

FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

2 years full-time


FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years part-time


FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology - with Science Gateway

Start Date

03-09-2018

Campus

Newquay

Duration

3 years full-time

Extra Information

This option includes an additional Science Gateway year which is ideal if you don’t have the right qualifications to apply for a degree programme straight away. If you are applying for the FdSc Animal Behaviour & Psychology - with Science Gateway route on UCAS you will need to use UCAS code: F13G. Please note that when studying the Science Gateway programme, you will be based at Cornwall College Newquay.



*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

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