What will I learn?

The BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation top-up programme follows on from our FdSc Applied Animal Behaviour, Welfare and Conservation. It provides a balanced package of skills and knowledge, tailored for those wishing to enter an animal care sector profession.Students will:• study on a course rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey• develop and advance their existing knowledge in the core themes of animal welfare, behaviour and conservation.• design and implement a research study of their choice. • gain personal and professional development to maximise employability within the industry.• have access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland on our Northop campus. • enjoy off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues.Students who have completed HND, FdSc or Dip HE in a related subject at other institutions can also join the course.Key course features• Develop high level knowledge of animal behaviour, training, welfare, and conservation.• Urban and rural study environments - split your study time between the Northop campus set in the stunning North Wales countryside and our Wrexham campus, on the edge of the largest town in North East Wales.• Excellent links with industry. Opportunities to carry out your own research project in a specialism of your choice within variety of settings.• Industry-active staff with specialist academic and practical skills, and experience of working with a range of domestic, and wild animals.• Join our zoological society and enjoy a range of events, activities and trips throughout the year.• Progression from the BSc (Hons) Animal Studies includes employment or post-graduate study. • Rated *1st in the UK for overall satisfaction and learning community, 2019 National Student Survey

Which department am I in?

School of Social and Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£11,750.00 (US$ 15,189) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved
Start date

20 September 2021



Holywell Road,


CH7 6AA, Wales

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have High School Diploma with a grade-point average of 3.0/4.0. plus one of the following: Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 1290 minimum including the following minimum scores in each component, (Reading and Writing 650) and (Math 640); American College Testing (ACT) with a minimum of 26; two advanced placement tests with a minimum score of 3. Advanced entry to undergraduate: You may be considered for advanced entry to year 2 of the degree with a minimum grade-point average of 2.8 from an Associate Degree provided that you have taken the relevant subjects. US nationals are not required to demonstrate additional English language testing as part of the entry requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.