Course code: EHWE103P
Subject area: Animal Care & Management
Study level: Undergraduate
Course level: H
9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday & Friday
14th Sep 2020 - 24th Jun 2022
The FdSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare combines contemporary scientific principles and practical, hands-on training, ensuring that our graduates are successful in both vocational and academic settings.
The diverse range of teaching methods and assessment types allows students to develop a wide range of skills. You will experience lectures, laboratory-based activities, sessions at Common Leys Farm, seminars, peer and self-assessment, online resources and tutorial support. At the Common Leys Farm Campus there is an animal unit that runs commercial activities such as the working farm
Students will typically attend 2 days a week consisting of 10-12 hours of lectures and are required to spend additional time independently on self-directed study. To increase accessibility, some modules are delivered online, allowing students an opportunity to study in their own time.
Trips and guest speakers, in addition to a work placement and individual industry project, help strengthen links to the workplace and development of skills for employment. Staff involved with the delivery, teaching and assessment of the course have a range of industry experience and academic skills and a keen involvement within research.
Work placements for a minimum of 30 days are an essential part of the course where students will apply theoretical knowledge gained in the classroom to the practical care of animals. For students who are not currently employed in the industry, there will be an opportunity to work at Common Leys Farm, near Witney.
This course is validated by Oxford Brookes University. Applications are made via UCAS – code D300.
16 - 18 Fee
19+ Reduced Fee