BSc in Animal Behaviour and Welfare
This course offers you the opportunity to study these closely related fields in an exciting and dynamic environment, and to learn from teaching staff who are at the forefront of research in this rapidly advancing field.
Although based on the BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour, this course also contains important elements concerning animal welfare and animal health, and considers how these issues affect both wild and domesticated animals.
The animal behaviour element deals with a fundamental aspect of the modern life sciences, looking at how animals adapt their behaviour in order best to survive. An understanding of natural animal behaviour is also important in ensuring high welfare standards for farm and zoo animals.
Theoretical aspects will be covered in formal lectures and seminars while practical exercises will enable you to test these ideas by designing experiments, or by detailed field observations. The opportunity to take part in self-funded field trips to a range of locations will give you the chance to try out these skills in 'real life' situations.
This course presents an opportunity to study within an exciting and dynamic learning environment, close to the leading edge of this rapidly advancing field. It is also about providing you with a range of skills that are likely to be valued by potential employers in a variety of sectors.
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Last updated February 1, 2016