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MSc Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Please arrive at the college by 9am to complete your enrolment and induction. Please expect to spend the full day at college. Please follow the campus signage to find the conference hall. If you are unable to make it in for your enrolment day, please let us know by emailing enquiries@bishopburton.ac.uk or by calling 0800 731 8281.

In order to successfully enrol, please ensure you bring:

  • A form of photo ID
  • National Insurance number
  • Exam results slip and copies of qualifications
  • Student Finance information.

Please note, you must meet the entry requirements for the programme you have been accepted onto in order to enrol successfully. If you do not meet requirements, your enrolment on the programme will be at the discretion of the programme leader. 

Compulsory Block Teaching Session One (PT and FT)

Friday 20th September 2019 - Sunday 22nd September 2019


Compulsory Block Teaching Session Two (FT only)

Saturday 5th October 2019 - Sunday 6th October 2019


Compulsory Block Teaching Session Three (FT only)

Saturday 23rd November 2019 - Sunday 24th November 2019


Compulsory Block Teaching Session Four (FT only)

Saturday 18th January 2020 - Sunday 19th January 2020


Compulsory Block Teaching Session Five (PT and FT)

Saturday 1st February 2020 - Sunday 2nd February 2020


MSc Project Presentations (FT only - one day this week)

Monday 11th May 2020 - Friday 15th May 2020


The Level 7 postgraduate programme is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop a comprehensive and sound knowledge and understanding of animal behaviour and welfare theories while developing both analytical, practical and the higher professional skills required for working the animal industry. 

To achieve this students will  be provided with opportunities to engage with industry and guest speakers while on this programme.  Students will also have access on block sessions to extensive practical facilities ensuring students are fully prepared for the workplace.  

The Animal Management Centre houses a wide range of animals including invertebrates, amphibians, freshwater and marine fish, reptiles, birds, small mammals, and primates.  In addition the college runs a licensed boarding kennels and grooming parlour.  A well-stocked livestock farm and a large equine yard housing over 80 horses, also supports the department.    

The Science Centre will be used as part of this programme and this facility includes specialist laboratories and a project laboratory equipped to a commercial standard for nutritional and biochemical analysis. 

Before you begin your course, you’ll need to make sure you’re prepared with the right equipment. Many of our courses need specialist health and safety clothing, but we’ve made it simple - some of your essentials and college branded clothing can be bought from our online shop.

For your course, you will need:

  • Students will require regular access to a computer with a broadband Internet connection in order to participate in webinars, download learning materials, watch recorded webinars and submit assignments.  A headset with microphone will be required for participation in webinars and on-line tutorials.
  • Appropriate software is required: Microsoft Office and OpenOffice (freeware) are the only office suites supported.
  • Strong steel toe capped boots for practical sessions.
  • The college has a strict policy of not allowing work boots inside college buildings – you will need to have alternative footwear (shoes or trainers) to attend lectures and tutorials.
  • Roughly £100 to cover the costs of field trips and visits over the duration of your programme.
  • A wide range of resources are available for use both on and offsite for dissertation projects but it may not be possible to purchase/service all requests therefore students need to be aware that they may need to self-fund some elements.
Bishop Burton College
York Road
Bishop Burton, East Yorkshire HU17 8QG

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