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.
What You Will Learn
Key Professional Skills
Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour
Health & Welfare of Animals
Indicative Module Year 2:
Animal Behaviour in Practice
Animal Behaviour Management and Therapy
Individual Research Project
Education and Interpretation in Public Spaces
Possible Progression (subject to availability)
- BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation Science final year at University of Plymouth
- BSc (Hons) Applied Zoology (top-up) at Newquay
- BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour & Welfare final two years at University of Plymouth
- Enrichment Advisor
- Field Researcher
- Dog Trainer
- Animal Therapy Assistant
- Animal Behaviourist
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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.