Animal Studies (top-up)

Bachelor's degree

In Wrexham

Price on request


  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Wrexham (Wales)

  • Start

    Different dates available


Why choose this course? The Animal Studies BSc (Hons) top-up programme provides a balanced package of skills and knowledge, tailored for those wishing to enter a profession attached to the animal care sector, or simply wanting to obtain degree level education and enter a different career path.

Students will develop and advance their existing knowledge in the core themes of animal welfare, behaviour and conservation. In addition, students will design and implement a research study of their choice. Personal and professional development is embedded within the course to maximise students’ employability within the industry.

This course is based at our rural Northop campus, set in the stunning north Wales countryside, with access to a rare breeds farm, animal unit, equestrian facility and woodland. Off site visits to animal charities, wildlife centres and other industry related venues form part of the course.

This course forms a progression route for students who have completed the FdSc Animal Studies at Wrexham Glyndŵr University and for students who have completed HND, FdSc or Dip HE in a related subject at other institutions.




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Course programme

  • 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 counntryside 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.

Year 1 (Level 6)

Conservation Policy: This module will enable you to explore the ecology of a range of animal species native to the UK and understand the need for, and methods of, conservation of these species including Environmental Impact Assessment.

Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: This module will enable you to review relevant literature to present a research proposal that forms an appropriate and ethically sound basis for a research project. It will teach you methods of data collection and statistical analysis to interpret those data.

Research Project: This module gives you the opportunity to carry out your own research in a topic which particularly interests you. In doing this project you will review literature pertinent to the chosen area of research, evaluate relevant research design and develop a suitable method for data collection and analysis, analyse and interpret data collected and finally write up and discuss your findings in relation to the existing knowledge.

Advanced Animal Welfare: The module enables students to explore how stress can be managed in a range of environments and situations. It also aims provide students with an understanding of the physiological and behavioural adaptations of animals resulting from modern use and husbandry.

Animal Behaviour Modification: The module aims to develop students’ awareness of the need for a systematic approach to understanding the aetiology of behavioural problems seen in animals. It will extend their understanding of how to analyse behavioural problems in animals and appreciate the limitations of relevant diagnostic techniques.

Applied Research Skills and Professional Development: The module equips students with the skills to critically evaluate research design as applicable to equine science and welfare management, to select and justify appropriate methods for data collection and analysis, and to critically reflect on personal development over the duration of the programme of study, linking scholarship and practice through reflection on specific professional development activities.

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Animal Studies (top-up)

Price on request