FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology
Approved by: Plymouth University
UCAS code: DC38
Institution Code: C78
|FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology||Cornwall College Newquay (map)||16||16-09-2013||60wks||£6000.00*|
|FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology (Part Time)||Cornwall College Newquay (map)||TBC||16-09-2013||TBC||PLEASE CALL*|
Who is this course for?
This course is ideal if you would like to study a wide series of modules providing development of skills in animal behaviour, from diversity and classification to behavioural ecology and animal behaviour therapy.
120 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 80 points must be at A2-level, preferably in a science subject) or relevant level three qualification. Plus GCSEs at grade C or above in English language, mathematics and a science: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered.
Applications are welcomed from mature students returning to education. Previous learning and experience may be credited. If in doubt, call 0845 22 32 567 or email email@example.com.
What will I be doing on the course?
This programme introduces you to the different ways in which zoologists and psychologists research and interpret animal behaviour.
Through study of the essential science you will learn about techniques used in the management of animal behaviour in a range of contexts and species: companion animals, working dogs, enrichment for captive zoo animals.
There will be a particular emphasis on consideration of the promotion of humane treatment of animals and their welfare.
This course is taught over approximately three days per week with an average class size of 20-30 students.
In classroom based learning you will be assessed through group and pair work, presentations, exams and course work. Although there are different aspects of the assessment process, this programme is assignment focused.
Another aspect of the programme is the 100 hours of work experience that is included. You will be able to build on your classroom based learning by working in local businesses to put your knowledge to practical use. This is compulsory and although the College will help with finding work experience placements, this is an assessed and compulsory module which you are responsible for in order to make the most of your degree.
What can I do after the course?
In the longer term it is intended that as a graduate you will have developed skills which prepare you for employment in animal training, welfare assessment, animal husbandry and other related fields of work.
The animal behaviour specialism provides the opportunity to move into employment within the animal industry. Our graduates have gone on to work in bird parks, zoos, wildlife trusts, the pet store industry, teaching at further education level, the police force as dog handlers and have taken up honours degree offers at various universities.
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The course is delivered at our Newquay campus, adjacent to Newquay Zoo, giving you the opportunity to work with the Zoo's keepers. This provides invaluable practical experience to help you in your future employment. Teaching takes place in the new state of the art sustainable building on campus. You will be in College for three days contact time usually spread over four days per week over a total of 31 weeks. Work Based Learning is incorporated into the course.
Excursions to local bird sites, zoos and wildlife sites are available throughout the course. There are occasional trips to other locations when appropriate, such as the Natural History Museum in London, Bristol Zoo and Paignton Zoo. This course is awarded by Plymouth University.
* All fees shown on this website are accurate to the best of our knowledge, however, we reserve the right to amend the fees without prior notice. Fees may be subject to additional charges for registration, books or examinations. Loans, Grants and Bursaries are available for some University Level courses. Find out more here or speak with one of our advisors in Customer Enquiries - 0845 22 32 567. If you are an International student, please contact our International office to discuss fees and application procedure - 0044 (0)1726 226435