Animal Care & Management
FdSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare
The Animal Behaviour and Welfare Foundation Degree provides a fascinating insight into the behaviour and welfare of a range of animal species and application of theory to maintain animal welfare. This includes, but is not limited to, companion animals, production livestock, zoos and aquaria and free ranging wild animals. Through academic course-based delivery, supported by integrated professional development, students will be able to engage with National Occupational Standards (NOS) and enhance their employment opportunities. Study of the subject area can open up a broad range of career pathways.
Additional costs include:
Optional trips e.g South Africa, Borneo, Jersey depending on your chosen Research Project and will include travel and accommodation. Additional printing over and above the £10 allowance provided by the college, cost of books that you might wish to purchase. We strongly recommend purchasing a laptop for your course.
You must have an interest in pursuing a career in animal behaviour or welfare. The programme is ideal if you have previous animal experience or if you have achieved a Level 3 related animal course, however this is not compulsory.
New exciting Animal Management Centre including state-of-the-art facilities such as a desert biome, tropical biome and nocturnal room.
Over 130 different animal species including meerkats, coatis, hornbills and red squirrels.
Industry experience provides an invaluable opportunity to work in a variety of settings to support your chosen career path.
Friendly learning environment with small class sizes and excellent student support.
Merrist Wood College is highly regarded in the animal industry as the leading animal education establishment in Surrey.
Taught by expert, passionate tutors with industry experience.
You will have the opportunity to take part in one of our optional residential study tours which currently run in South Africa and Jersey.