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FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology

Level 5

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Key Info

Learning Area   Animal Management & Veterinary Nursing
Delivery Mode   Part-time
Duration   3 years
Institution Code   C78


Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Cornwall College Newquay
Start Date   13/09/2021

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

Indicative Module Year 1:

Animal Training
Key Professional Skills
Anthrozoology
Psychological Principles
Fundamentals of Animal Behaviour
Health & Welfare of Animals
Evolutionary Theories

Indicative Module Year 2:

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

  Entry Requirements

48 UCAS points from AS and A-Levels (at least 32 points must be at A2-level) or relevant level 3 qualification, ie BTEC National Diploma / BTEC Extended Diploma - PPP Grades required (specific unit grades may be requested). Access to HE Diplomas in a relevant subject - 45 credits at level 3 (specific unit grades may be requested). Plus GCSEs at grade C/grade 4 or above in English Language, Science and Mathematics: alternatives at Level 2 may be considered. Mature applicants with relevant experience but without the stated qualifications will be considered individually and are encouraged to apply.

  Progression


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

Possible Careers 



- Enrichment Advisor

- Field Researcher

- Dog Trainer

- Animal Therapy Assistant

- Animal Behaviourist

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# Part-time # AnimalPsychology # Degree # Cornwall # Newquay

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Anna Johnston

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Anna had her confidence knocked when she didn't get the A Level results she needed for veterinary school. But this didn't stop her pursuing her dream career - she enrolled on the FdSc Animal Health and Management at Bicton College and went on to gain a first class BSc (Hons) in Animal Science and an MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology.

"I'm now working as a Senior Research Associate for a University in Hong Kong, my research focuses on injuries in racehorses at the Hong Kong Jockey Club. I love that I am at the forefront of equine epidemiology and my research makes a real difference to the racehorses here.

The FdSc is a great course if you are undecided on your future career because it keeps all your doors open, and through assignments and research projects, you are able to sculpt your degree to the animals and industries you're most interested in. Additionally, keep saying yes to every opportunity because you have no idea where you'll end up!"

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