What will I learn?

Course at a glance

The BSc (Hons) Canine and Feline Behaviour and Welfare has been designed to equip students with the knowledge and skill to enter jobs associated with the canine and feline sector.

What you will learn

With an emphasis on ethical, legal and professional standards of conduct for those working with canines and felines. The programme also focuses on clinical behaviour science and training and how problem behaviours can be managed and effectively treated.

Areas relating to ethics and legislation and economic factors affecting the sustainability of the industry are particularly highlighted in the course. Students will study training and behaviour as well as the interrelationship between humans and animals. Knowledge of business principles and management skills is also developed, allowing students to work effectively at management level with in a company.

Making use of the on campus facilities, University Centre Askham Bryan has access to its own licensed kennels and cattery. We work in partnership with the RSPCA in housing a range of different breeds of cats and dogs for students to take full use and management of while they are in our care. Demonstrating practical skills on the animals underpin some of the key clinical, training and behavioural elements of the specialist degree.

Assessment

Assessments will be designed to give students the opportunity of performing tasks that they would be asked to do in employment.

There is a range of assessment methods used, including reports, case studies, presentations, Viva -Voce, continual assessments and exams. Typically each module involves two assessments.

Progression

Students studying the course may enter a wide variety of roles in the industry as an behavioural consultant, kennel manager, welfare officer, technical advisor, assistance dog trainer.

Many students may progress further onto a Masters, PhD or other professional body courses.

Work Experience

There is no requirement for students to undertake work experience as part of the top-up degree.

However, we would always encourage students to continue their professional development with undertaking experience in their own time.

Which department am I in?

School of Agriculture

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
£14,000.00 (US$ 18,975) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Askham Bryan York Campus

Askham Bryan,

York,

YO23 3FR, England

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